Object Title

Falling Buffe

Falling Buffe

Date

1575

Object Number

II.83 E

Provenance

Transferred from Windsor, 1914.

Physical Description

For the burgonet I.83 B. It is made of a main plate, shaped to the chin and rising up at either side, above which are riveted two solid plates, fastened in place with sprung studs, and below it two gorget plates, now riveted at either side but originally articulated by three leathers. At either side of the main plate is a hinged hasp for attachment to the burgonet, with a hole and long swivel hook for the stud. The main edges have plain inward turns, the lower edge with a recessed border containing round headed rivets. Lines of rivets and rivet holes for other lining bands are just above the angle for the chin and at the upper edge of the main plate. The plates are decorated with recessed vertical bands and transverse scallops, all retaining much of their original gilding.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 295 mm, width 295 mm, depth 180 mm Weight: 2730 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks

Bibliographic References

J.G. Mann, Exhibition of Armour made in the Royal Workshops at Greenwich, H.M. Tower of London, 22 May-29 September, 1951.A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968.

Notes

Valued with armour