Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.1973

Provenance

Purchased from P. de Savary, 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, AP.25

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 very narrow flange. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns. It is of duplex construction. Near either arm is a mushroom headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps. It is pierced at either shoulder with a suspension hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height: 416 mm (16.4 in ), width: 346 mm (13.7 in ) Weight: 4540 g ( 10 lb 0 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 32.