Its a large shield - measuring approx 25.5 inches in diameter. Ready to hang, with an original hanger. Theres a central brass finial to the centre of the shield, with the very tip fashioned in the shape of an acorn. Radiating from this brass centrepiece are 4 strips of shaped coppered brass held in place with 2 rivets each. The outside edge of the shield is profusely decorated.Starting at the top, there is what appears to a helmet that has a halo of flying arrows shooting forth from it, with pennants and trumpets completing this section. To either side of this are warrior torsos, with axes protruding from the neck area. Below this, and also to each side, are depictions of fruit and fauna, including pineapple and grapes. Next is an empty helmet to the right hand side, and a head with helmet to the left.
Then to either side, are a pair of muscular stylised torsos, with flowing skirts and weapons appearing from the neck area. The bottom of the shield is decorated with a pair of lions, draped in a resting position. This is a very unusual piece, and in a nice condition. The back of the shield has 4 eyes to hook through a pair of swords (please see photographs) and evidence of the craftsmanship of this piece. The item "Rare 19thC Arts & Crafts COPPER SHIELD CHARGER Armoured Figures Arrows Lions" is in sale since Saturday, October 30, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Metalware\Copper". The seller is "vintageatthepalace" and is located in Lytham St. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, Russian federation.