Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3869

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 2 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a shallow cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings and a medial keel terminating in a triangular facet just above the waist, which has a flange that deepens to a point at its centre. The neck, arm-openings and waist-flange have plain, inward-turns, accompanied by numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on a leather edging still attached. The plain inward turns originally along the waist flange and sides are now missing. The edges were originally bordered by twenty six large brass rivets of round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular washers, retaining fragments of a canvas lining. The rivet at the centre of the neck is missing. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Lacquered and pitted.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 40.5 cm ( 16 in), Width: 35 cm ( 13.75 in) Weight: 3.40 kg ( 7 lb 6 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England