Object Title

Right pauldron and vambrace

Right pauldron and vambrace

Date

1601-1630

Object Number

III.3796

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 rom the fifth and terminating in a turner. It is shaped to the shoulder and upper arm. The first five lames expand over the chest and back. The lower lames are shaped to the outer upper arm. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by a single incised line. All subsidiary edges have a central cusp and a similar incised line. The first lame has a horizontal slot below which is a buckle for attachment to the gorget. The first lame to the turner were originally connected by a central internal leather, traces of which remain. The first to the fifth lames and turner also are connected at the front and rear by a column of rivets. The lower lames are connected to the fourth lame and turner at the front and rear by a column of similar rivets, adjacent to which, at the front are the rivet holes for a restraining leather. 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.


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 closed by 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 a single incised line. 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 a single incised line. the upper edge of the front plate, which is cut away to accomodate the elbow, has a simmilar turn and border. Bright with active corrosion.

Dimensions

Weight: 2.19 kg ( 4 lb 13 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

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Associations

Places Netherlands