Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3933

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 4 (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 sides have plain, inward-turns, however the turn at the waist-flange is now missing. A decorative gilt brass edging has subsequently been soldered on top of the plain turns. The edges are bordered by thirty gilt brass rivets of large round-headed form, of which two at each shoulder are of flat-headed form, and one at the centre of the neck of low, round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular internal washers, retaining fragments of a leather lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, with large circular internal washers, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. A later hole has been pierced at either shoulder. On the right side at the waist-flange is a large crack which has been repaired by soldering. The medial ridge has broken through at its lower end and subsequently been repaired by brazing and soldering. Bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 42 cm (16.5 in), Width: 33 cm ( 13 in) Weight: 2.76 kg ( 6 lb 1 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England