Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3968

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 4 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a fairly 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 a missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining. the turn at the wasit-flange and at either side of the neck-opening has subsequently been cut away where a now lost decorative brass edging was fitted in place of the leather edging. The edges were originally bordered by twenty eight brass rivets of large round-headed form, of which the inner one at each shoulder and another towards trhe right side of the waist-flange are now missing. Most of the rivets are fitted with large cicular internal washers, retaining fragments of a canvas lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, with large internal washer, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Five large holes are drilled at the cege of the central section of the waist-flange. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 44.0 cm ( 17.3 in), Width: 34.9 cm ( 13.7 in) Weight: 2.07 kg ( 4 lb 8.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the centre of the inside of the waist-flange with the number 2.

Associations

Places England