Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1810

Object Number

III.3228

Provenance

On loan 67 to Headquarters, Eastern Command, Flagstaff House, Colchester.

Physical Description

It has a deep cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings and a medial ridge terminating just above the inward-angled waist, which has a flange that deepens towards its centre. The neck-opening is outward flanged. The arm-openings, the sides and the waist-flange have plain, inward-turns. The edges are bordered by Thirty four low brass rivets of which the two at each shoulder are of flat-headed form, and the remainder are of high low round-headed form with cicular, internal washers. At either side of the chest is riveted an asymmetrical mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Lacquered and lighlty patinated.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the right shoulder ZUDERELL. Inside in white chalk 55 and 3 in a circle in yellow chalk.

Associations

Places France