Object Title

Gorget

Gorget

Date

1625-1635

Object Number

III.1420

Provenance

Fenton sale, 16 July 1936, lot 475

Physical Description

Of large size made in two parts, the lower edges cut in angular points, the front plate deeper than the back. The neck opening curves upwars into a shallow standing collar and all edges are turned. The borders and three radiating bands on both front and back are recessed and engraved with trophies of contemporary and classical arms and armour. Originally silvered.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height: 205mm; width: 342mm; depth: 350mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England

Notes

This collar is by the same hand as the small silvered and similarly decorated gorget and armour II.92. Compare the pikeman's tassets III.1843 A-B and the gorget in the dated portrait of Thomas St. Aubyn, 1641 (neg. no. A2/303).