Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1640

Object Number

III.1192

Provenance

From the collection of Beriah Botfield at Norton Hall. Presented by the National Art Collections Fund, 1942.

Physical Description

High waisted, with a broad flange, medial keel extending into a slight peascod on the flange, and a low raised neck. The neck and arm edges have plain inward turns, the arms bordered by single incised lines. Inside is a modern suspension bar riveted in the holes for the mushroom headed stud at either arm. There is a proof mark at the left arm. The surface is bright. There is a filled suspension hole at either side.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 427 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 4600 g (10 lb 4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with N, 14 and pearled A.

Associations

Places England