Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1638

Object Number

II.92 D

Provenance

Probably transferred from Greenwich, 1649.

Physical Description

For a boy aged eight to ten. The surface of the pieces is entirely silvered over where they were originally gilt with faint traces of gilding being preserved. The backplate is divided into panels by means of embossed ridges. The panels are filled with trophies of armour, weapons and banners, the design being engraved and partially punched. The bands between having a pattern of scrolling foliage carried out in the same manner.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Notes

RC2: Permission to lend required from the sovereign