Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3881

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, the turn along the waist-flange has been removed. The edges are bordered by numerous pairs of small holes for attaching a missing leather edging. The edges are bordered by twenty eight brass rivets large round-headed form. Three later holes have been pierced along the waist flange possibly for display. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular washers, retaining the greater part of a canvas lining band. At either side of the chest is fitted a small mushroom-shaped brass stud which is now threaded and retained by a rectangular-shaped nut, but originally riveted in place. The studs are intended to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 37.5 cm ( 14.75 in), Width: 34.25 cm ( 13.5 in) Weight: 2.25 kg ( 4 lb 14.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England