Object Title

Baldrick

Baldrick

Date

1630-1670

Object Number

IX.3384

Provenance

Purchased with other objects, 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House.

Physical Description

Made of four pieces of buff leather. The rear of the belt widens and divides to the lower rear, with rounded terminals. There are two scabbard loops which are turned up at the base and are overlapped by the rear strap. The front loop is attached to the front of the strap, which extends to the centre of the chest. The front scabbard loop and strap are pierced by a hole for a rivet.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Rear strap: 1286 mm x 132 mm ; 89 mm, front strap: 519 mm x 90 mm ; 79 mm, front scabbard loop: 148 mm x 92 mm, rear scabbard loop: 151 mm x 101 mm Weight: 1 lb 1 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Richardson, T., 'The Buff Coats of Littlecote House', Arms Collecting, vol. 26, No. 1 (Feb. 1988), 25-31, p.30, figs. 10,11.