Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

III.1569

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Broad shoulders, pronounced medial keel terminating above the waist which is flanged. Edges have inward turns bordered by domed lining rivets. Two brass studs on either side of the breast for attaching the backplate. Painted black.

Dimensions

Weight: kg( 6 lb 7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the left shoulder MA 2245 and painted in white 16/147.

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2245

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/178

Rotunda Catalogue, 1962, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/147

Notes

This appears to be a variant with broard shoulder, on the 1804 model, to which it otherwise corresponds: See C Aries, 'Cuirasses de ModÙle de 1804', 'Armes Blanches Militaires Francaises' (1969 fasc 4), fig 2.