Object Title

Right pauldron

Right pauldron

Date

1485

Object Number

III.732

Provenance

Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

Consists of a main plate extending over the shoulder with one lame above, and five lames below. The upper plate is missing. The mainplate is decorated with a spray of flutes at the rear. The lower lames are embossed with a band of narrow flutes at the centre, scalloped at the subsidiary edge, and a chevron of flutes on the extended lower plate. At the centre of the main plate is a peg.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 335 mm (13.2 in), width 285 mm (11.2 in) Weight: 1510 g (3 lb 5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Bibliographic References

G Rimer, T Richardson and J P D Cooper, Henry VIII: Arms and the Man, Leeds, 2009,p.128-129

Notes

Dr.O. Gamber (personal communication) suggested that this piece, together with vambrace III.864 and breastplate III.96 was made by Klaus Wagner of Innsbruck for Archduke Sigismund about 1485, by comparison with Vienna S.IX, Innsbrucker Plattnerkunst 1954: 56 no. 19.