Object Title

Right pauldron

Right pauldron

Date

1610-1620

Object Number

III.2052

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, AP12.

Physical Description

Comprising a main plate with one lame above and three below, overlapping upwards and downwards from the main plate.


The main plate is rounded at the front and rear, and is slightly narrower at the front. At the centre of the lower edge is a deep, rectangular cutaway, with a flange at either side. There is no keel.


The upper lame is wide, narrowing to the front. It is articulated by a rivet at the front and rear. At the centre, a complete, plain, iron buckle survives; inside, the same rivet, with a brass rosette washer retains the terminal of the central leather.


The three lower lames are restorations, articulated by rivets at the front and rear. The original lower lames were articulated by internal leathers at the front and centre, each attached to the main plate by a rivet,a nd by sliding rivets at the rear. The hole for a decorative rivet above the frontof the cutaway is now used for the attachment of the lower lames.


The main edges are inwardly turned, and bordered by iron lining rivets with brass caps, some retaining their rosette washers.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 26.1 cm ( 10.3 in ), depth 33.5 cm ( 18.2 in ) Weight: 0.9 kg ( 2 lb 1 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, 'The Contents of Littlecote House', vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 110.

Notes

Possibly a pair to III.2051.