Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.306

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, rounded shoulders and a flange at the waist. The neck arm and flange edges have plain inward turns. At either shoulder is the scalloped terminal lame for a shoulder strap. In front of these is a pair of rivet holes for the original fitting at the right. Single pierced suspension hole at the left. Low at either side of the waist is a pair of flat-headed rivets retianing fragments of original leather waist strap. The exterior isl 'black from the hammer' finish and has been varnished.

Materials

Dimensions

BackplateHeight385 mm
BackplateWeight1910 g
BackplateWidth335 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped L for the maker George Locker. Inside a construction mark, xx and 2 wedges.

Associations

Places England

Notes

Compare the main series of harquebus cuirasses from Littlecote House which includes several similar armours attributed to George Locker. See Richardson,T and Rimer, G. passim