Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1485-1495

Object Number

III.1406

Provenance

Bequest of Dr Richard Williams, 1974. Lady Barrat of Torquay sale, 5 November 1948, lot 86

Physical Description

Of globose form with a slight concavity above the waistline where there is a norrow flange for attaching a fauld. There are out-turned boxed borders to neck and movable gussets and the right breast is pierced with two holes for securing a lance rest.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Bibliographic References

I.D.D. Eaves and T. Richardson, 'The Treytz Armour of Gaudenz Von Matsch at Schloss Churburg', The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society, vol.XIII, supplement, September 1990, pp.1-22, p.10.