Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate



Object Number



Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, ap.5.

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 side of the chest is a mushroom headed stud for the fastening of the shoulder straps.


Dimensions: height 44.2 cm ( 17.4 in ), width 32.0 cm ( 12.6 in ) Weight: 3433 g ( 7 lb 9 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks

At the top of the keel, a punched dot.

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 109.