Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1583

Object Number

III.1220

Provenance

Purchased Fenton. Ex Sotheby's 1946. From Chiddingstone Castle and ex-Penshurst (?).

Physical Description

Of heavy construction, the flange at the base having a scalloped edge. The surface is etched with vertical bands containing trophies and inthe centre witha Roman Warrior naked on a lioness and in combat withtwo dragons. The edges are bordered with wide bands etched with foliage, birds and animals.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 345 mm, width 390 mm, depth 130 mm Weight: 6 lb 12 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Flanders

Bibliographic References

S Pyhrr and T Richardson, 'The 'Master of the Snails and Dragonflies' identified' Journal of the Arms and Armour Society XIV.6, 1994: 329-63, fig. 7

Notes

cf.III.1692 ex-Mann, III.1218-19, IV.569.
Sotheby 26.10. 1945 Lot 106. Sold by Streatfield through C.G. Walter, bought by Fentons for TOL- See MS note by J.G. Mann in sale catalogue.