Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3871

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, covered completely by leather edging. The edges are originally bordered by twenty eight brass rivets large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular washers, retaining a canvas lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud,
to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate, the right stud is missing. Lacquered and heavily rusted.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 44.5 cm ( 17.5 in), Width: 35 cm ( 13.75 in) Weight: 3.23 kg ( 7 lb 1.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Inside painted in red are two large 'II'.

Associations

Places England