Object Title

Cuirassier's breastplate

Cuirassier's breastplate

Date

1812

Object Number

III.571

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Probably from the Waterloo battlefield.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a medial ridge, an outward partial turn at the neck and a rounded flange at the waist. The arm, side and flange edges have plain inward turns, and all the edges are bordered by round headed brass rivets, one at either side of the neck missing. At either side of the chest is an asymmetrical mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. At the centre of the chest is a manufacturing repair.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 460 mm, width 370 mm, depth 165 mm Weight: 2.85 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped ZUDERELL at the right shoulder.

Associations

Places France