Object Title

Left pauldron and full vambrace

Left pauldron and full vambrace

Date

1601-1630

Object Number

III.3789

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 47 (1991)

Physical Description

It comprises a pauldron, turner, upper cannon, couter and lower cannon.
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 with original washers. All subsidiary edges have a cusp at each rivet, bordered by double incised line decoration. The first lame has a horizontal slot below which is an iron buckle for attachment to the gorget. The first to the ninth lames and turner were connected to one another by a modern central internal leather strap. The fifth to ninth lames and turner also are connected at the front and rear by a colum of rivets with original washers next to a second column of holes , 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 skeumorphic rivets. The first lame has a riveted repair to its upper edge, the second lame to its front edge. 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.


The couter consists of five plates the largest and central plate is made in one piece and closed at the rear by an inward overlapping joint secured by two 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. All subsidiary edges have a central cusp at each rivet, bordered by a 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.
The lower cannon is of tubular form, tapering slightly to the wrist. It is formed of a front and rear plate, joined at the rear by a single internal hinge and closed at the front by a sprung stud. The lower edge has a plain inward turn bordered by double incised line decoration. The upper edge of the front plate, which is cut away to accomodate the elbow, has a similar turn and border. It is russet.

Dimensions

Weight: 2.52 kg ( 5 lb 8.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none. The internal upper edges of the sixth-ninth lames and the turner each have a number of V-nicks.

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