Object Title

Baldrick

Baldrick

Date

1650

Object Number

IX.3356

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House (Inventory no. B.48). On loan to the Tower Armouries from 1968

Physical Description

Made of four pieces of buff leather. The rear of the belt widening and dividing to the lower rear, with rounded terminals. Two scabbard loops are turned up at the base and over lapped by the rear strap. The front loop is attached to the strap which extends to the centre of the chest.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: rear strap 1255 x 150-80 mm, front strap 600 x 80 mm, front scabbard loop 225 x 90 mm, rear scabbard loop 215 x 85 mm Weight: 325g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Bibliographic References

'English, mid-17th century [and provenance]'.

Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Museum [souvenir guide], Royal Armouries, Leeds, 2000, p. 8 - small illus., mounted on figure of harquebusier, as Royal Armouries 1992 (incomplete view).

Notes

This item was audited as Query Description. As both the description and the photograph appeared to match the object it was Audited (PJL, 26/09/02).