Object Title

Left pauldron

Left pauldron

Date

1610-1620

Object Number

III.2062

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of Littlecote House, AP59

Physical Description

It consists of main plate with three lames above and four below, overlapping upwards and downwards from the main plate. At the centre of the top lame is a buckle. Decorated with triple incised lines. The main plate is rounded at the front and rear, and is narrower at the front. At the centre of the lower edge is a deep, rectangular cutaway, with a central V-shaped indentation. Across the centre of the plate is a row of rivets for the internal leathers. There is a medial keel, which is continued over the other lames.


The upper lames are broad, narrowing to the front. They are articulated by internal leathers at the front and centre, and by rivets at the rear. At the centre of the top lame is a plain, iron buckle, above which is a brass-capped iron rivet retaining part of an internal strap.


The four lower lames are gutter-shaped. They are articulated by modern internal leathers at the front and centre, and by rivets at the rear. The lower edge the bottom lame has an arched cutaway at the front. This lame has rivet holes at the front and rear for a buckle and strap, and at the centre for the attachment of the vambrace. At the centre of the lower edge of all but the bottom lame is a V-shaped indentation.


The main edges are inwardly turned and bordered by iron lining rivets with brass caps, some retaining fragments of the leather lining band. The subsidiary edges of the main plate, the lame above and the three below are bordered by tripple incised lines.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 38.4 cm (15.2 in), Width: 33.1 cm (13.1 in) Weight: 1.6 kg ( 3 lb 8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Flanders

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, Vol.II, 22 November 1985, Lot 212.

Notes

In 1985 in the Great Hall, A wall, E window, Right Group, with III.1984, 2022, 2061 and IV.893.