Object Title

Gusset

Gusset

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XXVIA.166 a

Provenance

Purchased at auction Christies, South Kensington, 1 May 1987. Formerly owned by a theatrical costumier.

Physical Description

Crescent-shaped, of blue cloth bordered by black velvet and a strip of brocade held in place by a line of dark blue thread. The surface is embroiderd with lotus and cloud shapes in colours, each part outlined in gold thread. Inside are tinned iron plates fastened in place by rivets with tinned heads that show on the outside.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length is 323 mm, the width is 313 mm. Weight: The weight of each piece is 0.1 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places China

Notes

Part of armour on display