Object Title

Right pauldron

Right pauldron



Object Number



Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, AP28.

Physical Description

Comprising a main plate with three lames above and 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 cuspes at either side of the horizontal edge and a flange at either side. There is a medial keel, with is continued on the other lames. Across the centre is a line of four rivets, for the attachment of internal leathers at the centre and front, and for decorative symmetry at the rear. At the front and rear is a rosette of nine rivets.

The three 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 fro the attachment of a buckle.

The three lower lames are exceedingly inferior restorations. 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 single incised lines.


Dimensions: Hieght 26.1 cm ( 10.3 in ), depth 28.9 cm ( 11.4 in ) Weight: 1.2 kg ( 2 lb 9 oz )

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Bibliographic References

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