Object Title

Left pauldron and full vambrace

Left pauldron and full vambrace

Date

1601-1630

Object Number

III.3794

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 47 (1991) Found riveted to the lower cannon III.3795. Now separated, June 1991.

Physical Description

It comprises a pauldron, turner, upper cannon and couter.


The pauldron consists of nine lames, overlapping outwards from the fifth. It is shaped to the shoulder and upper arm. The first and fifth lames are deeper than the rest. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by double incised line decoration, within which are lining rivets. All subsidiary edges have a cusp at each rivet and are bordered by double incised line decoration. The first lame has a horizontal slot below which is a later iron buckle for attachment to the gorget.
The first to the ninth lames and turner were originally connected by a central internal leather, traces of a later leather remaining. The fifth to ninth lames and turner also are connected at the front and rear by a column of rivets, adjacent to which, are the rivets holes for a restraining leather. The first to fifth lames are connected at the front and rear by a column of rivets. The fifth lame has pairs of skewmorphic rivets.


The turner and upper cannon completely encircle the arm. The upper cannon rotates on the turner and has a cutout which has a plain inward turn on the front for the passage of the upper arm.
Elements of the sixth to ninth lames may be associated. The couter consists of five plates the largest and central plate is made in one piece closed at the rear by an inward overlapping joint secured by three externally flush rivets. It is shaped to the elbow and expands into a heart-shaped wing at the front and rear and has a pucker where it curves round the inside of the arm. the main edges have plain inward turns bordered by double incised line decoration. The main plate is connected at the front and rear to the upper and lower cannon each by two articulating lames. It is externally bright but patinated.

Inscriptions and Marks

none. There are numerous internal v-shaped nicks of indeterminate character on the sixth to ninth lames and turner.

Associations

Places Netherlands