Object Title

Breast check

Breast check

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIH.7 E

Provenance

Presented by the East India Company, 1851.

Physical Description

The breast check is based around a gilded metal boss having slots in its lower rim to take the straps. To long outer straps, of brown leather covered in red velvet embroidered with gold orris thread and sequins, are fastened to oposite sides of the boss and terminate in buckles, A third strap, that passes between the horse's legs, terminates in a loop.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the side straps are 930 mm. Weight: The weight of the breast check is 0.2 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.56, 57, p. 96.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.132, 133, p. 14.

Notes

valued with rest