A couple of nice china mold generating photos I discovered:
NYC – Metropolitan Museum of Art – Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England
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Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England
Steel, blackened, etched, and gilt textile and leather
Italian (Milan or Brescia), about 1544
This impressive armor was produced for Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547) toward the finish of his life when he was overweight and crippled with gout. Constructed for use on horse and on foot it was possibly worn by the king throughout this last military campaign, the siege of Boulogne in 1544, which he commanded personally in spite of his infirmities. The harness was initially fitted with a detachable reinforcing breastplate, to which a lance-rest was attached, and a reinforce for the left pauldron (shoulder defense). A pair of exchange vambrances (arm defenses) remain in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.
The armor is described in the post mortem inventory of the king’s possessions, drawn up in 1547, as "of italian mankinge." It was possibly supplied by a Milanese merchant recognized in England as Francis Albert, who was licensed by Henry to import luxury goods, including armor, into England for sale. The armor was subsequently given to William Herbert, very first earl of Pembroke, Henry’s esquire and an executor of his will. It it recorded at Wilton House, seat of the Pembroke loved ones, from 1558 till it was sold in the 1920s. By the end of the eighteenth century, and till really recently, the armor was erroneously identified as obtaining belonged to Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France, its royal English origins obtaining been forgotten.
The armor is an early instance of the "anime" kind, in which the breastplate and backplate are constructed of horizontal overlapping plates connected and produced versatile by rivets and internal leather straps. The decoration, consisting of foliage, putti, running dogs and Renaissance candelabra and grotesque ornament, is typically Italian.
Harris Brisbane Fund, 1932 (32.130.7)
The collection of armor, edged weapons, and firearms in The Metropolitan Museum of Art ranks with those of the other great armories of the globe, in Vienna, Madrid, Dresden, and Paris. It consists of about 15,000 objects that range in date from about 400 B.C. to the nineteenth century. Even though Western Europe and Japan are the regions most strongly represented–the collection of a lot more than five thousand pieces of Japanese armor and weapons is the finest outside Japan–the geographical range of the collection is extraordinary, with examples from the Close to East, the Middle East, India, Central Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and North America. The Arms and Armor Galleries had been renovated and reinstalled in 1991 to show to far better effect the outstanding collection of armor and weapons of sculptural and ornamental beauty from about the planet.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s permanent collection contains much more than two million operates of art from around the planet. It opened its doors on February 20, 1872, housed in a building positioned at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Below their guidance of John Taylor Johnston and George Palmer Putnam, the Met’s holdings, initially consisting of a Roman stone sarcophagus and 174 mainly European paintings, speedily outgrew the available space. In 1873, occasioned by the Met’s acquire of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriot antiquities, the museum decamped from Fifth Avenue and took up residence at the Douglas Mansion on West 14th Street. Nonetheless, these new accommodations have been short-term following negotiations with the city of New York, the Met acquired land on the east side of Central Park, exactly where it constructed its permanent property, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone "mausoleum" created by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold. As of 2006, the Met measures nearly a quarter mile long and occupies a lot more than two million square feet, a lot more than 20 times the size of the original 1880 constructing.
In 2007, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was ranked #17 on the AIA 150 America’s Favored Architecture list.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1967. The interior was designated in 1977.
National Historic Register #86003556