Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.1976

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, AP.35.

Physical Description

With a raised neck and medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, which dips down to the centre and has a narrow flange. The neck and arm edges are inwardly turned. At either arm is a mushroom headed stud for the fastening of the shoulder straps. At the right is a proof mark.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height: 390 mm (15.4 in) width: 338 mm (13.3 in) Weight: 3320g (7 lb 5 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks

At the top of the keel, a punched dot. Painted inside, B38.

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 237.

Notes

Possibly a pair to III.2021.