Object Title

Collar of wrapper

Collar of wrapper

Date

1575

Object Number

II.83 G

Provenance

Old Tower collection. Probably transferred from Greenwich, 1649.

Physical Description

Intended for wear with the wrapper, II.83 D, this is formed of three lames front and rear, the upper ones embossed for the rotating rim of the armet, and shaped at the front for the chin. The lames are fastened together by a mushroom headed stud and keyhole slot at either side of the lower lames. At the top is a pierced stud at either side of the rear lame, and two holes at either side of the front, but these do not fit, and a section of the rear lame is cut away. The lames are articulated by three possibly original leathers front and rear, the lower ends of some divided. The lower edges have plain inward turns, bordered by round headed brass capped lining rivets, retaining traces of gilding. The plates are decorated with recessed vertical bands and transverse scalloped bands, retaining traces of gilding.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 130 mm, width 280 mm, depth 280 mm Weight: 1395 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