Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1465-1475

Object Number

III.1282

Provenance

Purchased from the National Magazine Co. (William Randolph Hearst Collection) October 1952, with the help of the Pilgrim Trust, the National Art Collections Fund and a special Exchequer Grant. one of 52 items purchased together. From the armoury of Count Trapp, Schloss Churburg

Physical Description

Consists of main plate, placate and fauld of three lames.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 550 mm, width 362 mm, depth 150 mm Weight: 7 lb 5 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

At the neck are stamped two marks of Milanese type, one repeated.

Associations

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate CIX.

I.D.D. Eaves and T. Richardson, 'The Treytz Armour of Gaudenz Von Matsch at Schloss Churburg', The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society, vol.XIII, supplement, September 1990, pp.1-22, p.14.