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A Very Rare Viking Silver Chamfron, 10th-11th century A.D. Horse Armour For Sale
A Very Rare Viking Silver Chamfron, 10th-11th century A.D. Horse Armour:
Hand made chamfron from hammered sheet metal with studs and punched decorations in floral Viking motifs with eyelets to the upper, left and right side.
A chamfron is a harness plate for the forehead of a horse and is essentially to the whole armour of the medieval warrior on horseback.
The chamfron became fully manual hammered into a thin flat plate. At the backside of the plate were half spherical studs driven in different sizes using convex chisels. A fan-shaped pattern of accurate lines and figures were geometrically punched with round, triangular and star triangle chisels . The microscope images show that all this was manually performed with high precision and regularity.
Comes with laboratory authenticity report and official UK export license.
Height 47,2 cm, width 19,4 cm, weight 763 g.
Documented provenance: in 1967 Mr. A. Brownbeck sells the item to Mr. V. Afonin. In 1982 Mr. V. Afonin sells the item in London to Mr. E. Haydoc. In 1991 Mr. E. Haydoc sold the item in London to Mr. T. Widing. Originals of provenance papers will be delivered to the buyer.
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