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Collar: HEN.M.127-1933

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Collar, for wear by an harquebusier over a buff coat. Formed of a single plate front and rear, each of which is flanged upwards at the neck-opening. The lower edge of the rear plate descends to a truncated cusp at its centre and has rounded outer corners; while the considerably deeper front plate descends to a rounded, obtuse, central point. The front and rear plates are joined by a modern round-headed rivet at the left shoulder, and fastened by a modern mushroom-shaped stud and keyhole-slot at the right shoulder. The neck-opening of both plates has a plain inward turn. The lower edge of both plates has a plain partial inward turn bordered by a single incised line of which only traces remain. The rear plate is decorated medially by three incised lines of which only traces remain. The main edges of the collar are bordered by large, brass-capped, round-headed rivets with circular internal washers that retain a buff leather lining edged with piccadils of crimson velvet piped with yellow braid. The piccadils have been largely lost from the lower edge of the front plate.


History note: Mr James Stewart Henderson of 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 38.7 cm
Height: 20.5 cm
Weight: 1.79 kg
Width: 38 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart


Early 17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1630


The collar is bright with a light patination at the front and a medium patination at the top and rear.

Components of the work

Piccadils composed of velvet ( crimson)
Decoration composed of braid ( yellow)
Rivet Caps composed of brass (alloy)
Lining composed of leather

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hammered : Formed of a single plate front and rear, each of which is flanged upwards at the neck-opening; hammered, shaped, riveted, with incised decoration

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PB/18
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.127-1933
Primary reference Number: 18608
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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