Object Title

Cuirassier's breastplate

Cuirassier's breastplate

Date

1807

Object Number

III.1565

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1978.

Physical Description

Made in one piece. A medial keel terminates above the waist. The edges have inward turns bordered by lining rivets with fragments of the leather lining. Two brass studs on either side of the breast for attaching the backplate. Painted black.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 6 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Painted in white 16/175.

Associations

Places France

Notes

This seems to be a variant on the 1807 modÙle, with broard shoulders with turned edges; otherwise it corresponds to C. Aries, 'Cuirasses des Carabiniers type de 1807' 'Armes Blanches Militaires Francaises' (1975 fasc 23) fig. 2