Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3925

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 3 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a deep 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 the leather edging for the attachment of a lining. The edges are bordered by twenty eight brass rivets of high and low round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut retaining fragments of a canvas lining band to which the leather edging is stitched. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. There is a crimson wool lining on the inside is bordered by a black buff leather pleated picadill. The picadill is attached to both the linign and the leather edging mentioned above. Two later holes have been pierced near the centre at the neck for display. Painted Black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 48.3 cm ( 19 in), Width: 37 cm ( 14.5 in) Weight: 3.96 kg ( 8 lb 11.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible

Associations

Places England