Object Title

Left pauldron

Left pauldron



Object Number



Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, AP27.

Physical Description

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

The main plate is rounded at the front and rear, and larger at the rear. At the centre of the lower edge is a deep, rectangular cutaway, with cusps at either side. There is a medial keel, which is continued on the other lames. Across the centre is a line of four rivets, for the attachment of the internal leathers at the centre and front, and for decorative symetry at the rear. At the front and rear is a decorative rosette of nine rivets.

The upper lames are narrow, except for the top one, which widens sharply at the rear. They are articulated by rivets at the front and rear, and by the central internal leather. At the centre of the top lame is a rivet hole for the attachment of a buckle.

The three lower lames are restorations, and particularly nasty ones. They are articulated by rivets at the front and rear, and are plain.

The main edges are inwardly turned, file roped, and bordered by lining rivets without rosette washers, and single, incised lines. The subsidiary edges are bordered by a single incised line.


Dimensions: height 27 cm ( 10.7 in ), depth 28.9 cm ( 11.4 in ) Weight: 1.3 kg ( 2 lb 13 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks


Bibliographic References

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


probably a pair to III.2058.