Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3880

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 attaching a missing leather edging. The edges were originally bordered by thirty two brass rivets large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular washers, some of which are missing, retaining fragments of 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. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 37 cm ( 14.5 in), Width: 34.25 cm ( 13.5 in) Weight: 2.64 kg ( 5 lb 13 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On the inside right just below the shoulder is a mark which consists of three radiating wedges (fan-shaped) on the inside left just below the shoulder is stamped, R.A. 198.

Associations

Places England