This closely resembles two helmets by Filippo and Francesco Negroli in Madrid and Paris. Later over-cleaning removed the original dark surface and damascened decoration of our burgonet.
Ex. coll.: John Walker Baily; Baron Charles Alexander de Cosson, Florence; Rutherford Stuyvesant, Allamuchy, New Jersey.
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