Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3939

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 4 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a shallow cut-out at the neck, small and fairly deep 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 turns are bordered by thirty two large gilt brass rivets of round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large cicular internal washers, some of which are missing,. retaining fragments of a fabric lining band. The rivet at the centre of the neck, as also that at the centre of the waist-flange is now missing. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 47.0 cm ( 18.5 in), Width: 35.6 cm ( 14.0 in) Weight: 2.62 kg ( 5 lb 12.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England