Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…

One of the most popular symbols of the festive season is the Christmas tree, with its familiar fir-tree shape. Interestingly, the blades of three 16th-century Italian partizans in the Armouries’ collection all have a design in pointillĂ© decoration which distinctly resembles this same recognisable outline of a fir tree. There is no evidence that this … Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…