Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3876

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, with leather edging still attached. The edges were originally bordered by twenty four brass rivets large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular washers, retaining fragments of a canvas lining. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. There is a small portion of crimson wool lining on the inside which is bordered with the remains of a buff leather pleated picadill. The picadill is attached to both the lining and the leather edging mentioned above. Bright and lightly patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 39.3 cm ( 15.5 in), Width: 35.5 cm ( 15.0 in) Weight: 3.14 kg ( 6 lb 14.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Inside in white is written the number 4.

Associations

Places England