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Fine Arms and Armor from the Saxon Electoral Court

Arms and Armor from the Saxon Electoral Court

The Saxon Electoral Court stands for one of the most important collections of arms and armor in the world. Rich deposits of silver let to a tremendous wealth of Saxony in the 16th and 17th centuries that were spent for a prestigious courtly life encompassing fine arms for tournament use, representation and the equipment of life guards. Even the latter impress by their extravagant decoration and manufacture documenting the fact that these arms not only served a practical function of defense but also were intended to emphasize the prestige and luxury of the Electors.

It is a special honor for me that I can offer you four important pieces of this provenance that are described in detail on the following pages. This catalogue is only available as a PDF document.

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