Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate



Object Number



Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, ap.64.

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. High at either arm edge is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps.


Dimensions: height 40.0 cm ( 15.8 in ), width 34.0 cm ( 13.4 in ) Weight: 3405 g ( 7 lb 8 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks

Inside, 37 painted in orange.

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 211.


The painted number 37 also appears on III.2024, suggesting that these were once shown together.