Designed and crafted by Jacob Halder from Greenwich, England, around 1600, these pieces of armour are the finest artefacts from the golden age of armour artistry.
Tha famous Greenwich Armory was founded by Henry VIII before 1515 and turned out distinctive ware throughout the Tudor and Elizabethan periods and during the early years of the English Civil War. Jacob Halder and his workshop belongs to the most famous craftsmen working in Greenwich. Armours designed for kings and lords symbolized medieval knights cult and its tradition, even in the early modern times, when new forms of armour, weapons and fight were discovered.
Today, the pieces represent the greatest craft of the period and extraordinary connection of function and decoration.
Photo courtesy of George F. Harding Collection and Royal Collection