Object Title

Cuirassier's breastplate

Cuirassier's breastplate

Date

1807

Object Number

III.1566

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Narrow shoulders, medial keel terminating above the waist, which is flanged and drawn to a blunt point. Outward turns at the edges bordered by lining rivets. Two brass studs on either side of the breast for attaching the backplate. Painted black.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 8 lb 15 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the left shoulder MA 2249, Painted in whoite 16/151

Associations

Places France

Bibliographic References

Rotunda Catalogue, 1873 p.137, MA 2249

Rotunda Catalogue, 1906 p.149, No 16/182

Rotunda Catalogue, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, No. 16/151

Notes

The breastplate correspinds to C Aries, 'Cuirasses de Cuirassier, Type de 1807' 'Armes Blanches Militaires Francaises' (1975 fasc 23), fig 2.