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Peter Fuller
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 9:13 am    Post subject: Armour of George Clifford         Reply with quote

I have just completed this armour for a client in England, and I thought you guys might be interested in seeing it.

http://www.pbase.com/khp_plk/fuller_harness

I hope this link works!

You can also see more information at

http://www.medievalrepro.com/Premier.htm

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 9:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter, single word will do . STUNNING!
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 9:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Holy Biscuits!

That gilding is amazing. The contrast to the blueing is spectacular. I'm imagining what the original suit looked like in its prime, and if this is close, wow.

Fantastic work Peter! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the harness when its completed.

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 9:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations on an incredibly beautiful piece of work.
It is really interesting to see this armor, as it shows what beauty that the craftsmen of old were capable of creating.
Until I saw this I really had no idea that this stuff could be that beautiful
Thanks! Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 10:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chris Last wrote:
Holy Biscuits!

That's what I thought, too... or something like that, anyway! Razz

When I first saw the pics, I got a low-res version. I didn't see the fine details. I was still quite impressed. Then I took a close-up look at those gauntlets... Eek!

I get asked from time to time what my fascination with armour is all about, when swords hold so much interest. Looking at Mr. Fuller's work here, I can explain it easily - sculpture, jeweler's fine touches, brutal functionality, history...

Beautiful work, Mr. Fuller! Bravo!
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 10:15 am    Post subject: Oh. My. God.         Reply with quote

Eek! That is the most stunning modern replica armor that I have ever seen. Peter, you deserve intense props for that.
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 10:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think my mouth my permanently remain in the "wow" position. That is simply incredible, Peter! Aaron's experience was the same as mine, where I was already floored just looking at the low res pictures, but then taking a closer look and seeing the amazing detail there... and camera's never show everything, so I'm sure there's so much more to it! I can't imagine doing all of that embossing even on one part of the harness, let alone the whole suit!
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Hank Reinhardt
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 12:14 pm    Post subject: Clifford Armour         Reply with quote

I think it is the finest reproduction that I have ever seen. I would be quite interested in comparing it with the original. Knowing that many of the old swords were not as well finished as modern ones, makes me curious about the finish of some of the finer original suits.
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOW.
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Absolutely breathtaking. Hats off to you, Peter, on a very amazing piece of art work. I can only imagine the effort and pride going into this one. Congratulations!
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's very impressive; there's a similar piece in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
http://img478.imageshack.us/img478/5739/10002760kf.jpg

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/4950/10002585yp.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 1:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Addison: good catch.

As stated in the links provided by the maker:
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In 1923, the owners if Appleby castle sold George Cliffordís armour to a New York antiquities dealer named Clarence MaKay. He eventually sold the armour to the Metropolitan Museum in New York, where it resides today, as the center-piece of their arms and armour collection.

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 1:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.......absolutely stunning
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Truly a work of art!
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jan, 2006 6:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you, gentlemen, for your kind comments; they are very much appreciated. Now I have to get started on the legs!

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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jan, 2006 4:25 am    Post subject: Dear God in Heaven...         Reply with quote

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That is just too stuning for words!
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