Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1591

Object Number

III.1697

Provenance

Purchased from the Trusties of J. G. Mann, 1981. Sold at Sotheby's, 20 October 1944; Sold at Sotheby's, 9 June 1950, to A. N. Kennard for Mann. Formerly AL.23 36

Physical Description

Inscribed at the right of teh chest PAVEL WEDERSBORG 1591, FRIBECKER ZU LUNENBURG.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 8 lb 8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Notes

There are a number of comparable North German breastplates with similar decoration. Earlier examples include Potier No.2 (K. Ullmann, 'Die Sch÷nsten Marnische in der Emden Rusthammer', Emden, 1968, p.10-13) while a close contemporary is Potier No.10 (ibid p.22f). These, along with K. Ullmann, 'Lubechische Plattnerkunst', 'Zeitschrift des Vereins fur Lubeckische Geschicht und Alterumkunde 41', 1961 pp.115-134 Abb.16, which has closely comparable turns, are fitted with gussets at teh arms. One which does not, but which has etched floresences at the arms and neck is in the Schloss Breitenburg, Holstein (K. Ullmann. 'Zur Frage der Stilmerkmaler an niederdeutschen Plattnerarbeiten'Kost³m und Waffenkunde', 1963 pp.21-40 Abb.7).