Etched and gilt all over against a blued ground with repeating pattern of entwined laurel branches and knotted serpents, with birds and insects in the interspaces.

Embellished with red velvet straps and borders picked out in gold thread.


Made for Henry Wriothesley, third Earl of Southampton. Sotheby's - Astor of Hever, Hever Castle sale.

Royal Armouries Museum

Armouries Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1LT
0113 220 1999

Opening times

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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