Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate



Object Number



Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, AP 16.

Physical Description

With a raised neck and flange at the waist. The arm, neck and flange edges are inwardly turned. At either shoulder is a restored strap with six plates; all the plates of the right, and the rearmost two of the left, are original. At either side of the waist is a restored strap. The neck and arm edges are bordered by single incised lines.

To the rear of the shoulder straps is a pair of holes for the attachment of previous straps: those at the left retain original domed headed rivets. The straps were restored in February 1986.


Dimensions: height 40.9 cm ( 16.1 in ), width 33.0 cm ( 13.0 in ) Weight: 1.4 kg ( 3 lb 3 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks

Inside, painted 32 in orange.

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 51.