Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3921

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 3 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a fairly 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 missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining. The greater part of the leather edgeing survives, except at the waist-flange. The edges are bordered by thirty two brass rivets of large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular internal washers, retaining fairly substantial remains of a fabric lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. A large wiring-hole has been pierced at the centre of each shoulder. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 47.0 cm ( 18.5 in), Width: 37.4 cm ( 14.7 in) Weight: 3.28 kg ( 7 lb 3.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the inside oa the shoulder with the inverted number 7.

Associations

Places England