Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.1996

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, AP.89

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 inwardlyturned. At either arm is a mushroom headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 428 mm (16.9 in), width 339 mm (13.4 in) Weight: 3859 g ( 8 lb 8 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 37.

Notes

A very good fit with the backplate III.2033 and possibly a pair. III.2033 is marked with an L maker's mark