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Shae Bishop




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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jun, 2006 8:12 am    Post subject: Painted Bascinet?         Reply with quote

I was wondering if anyone knew of, or had pictures of any bascinets with some kind of painting, enameling, cloth covering, or other decoration or coloring. I really like the idea of knights having a lot of really colorful equipment as opposed to the modern image of all polished steel and I think it's a lot more accurate. I have seen the examples of painted sallets in another thread, and although not original, I love Patrick Kelly's painted Norman helmet. It seems that with the 14th century being the great flourishig point of heraldry, there would be bascinets exhibiting similar coloring.
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Eric Allen




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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jun, 2006 8:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm pretty certain I've seen a picture of a non-sallet helm (I can't remember if it was a bascinet or a barbuta(sp?), buit in any case I'm pretty certain it was 15th-century) that has evidence for a velvet covering. I'll see if I can find that picture (its probably somewhere on this site).
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jun, 2006 8:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric Allen wrote:
I'm pretty certain I've seen a picture of a non-sallet helm (I can't remember if it was a bascinet or a barbuta(sp?), buit in any case I'm pretty certain it was 15th-century) that has evidence for a velvet covering. I'll see if I can find that picture (its probably somewhere on this site).


There's a fairly famous helm from the Met that is somewhere between a sallet and a bascinet. Most call it a sallet, though. It has a velvet covering held on with gilt mounts. Here's another, somewhat similar example. Again, most call it a sallet.


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Eric Allen




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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jun, 2006 12:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah, I think that's it. thanks.
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Thomas James Hayman




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jun, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

But, that IS a sallet, not really much in it . it has the long tail, shortened form and keel. the fact that it is covered and has mounts makes little difference to whether it's a bascinet or sallet.
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