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Collar: HEN.M.129-1933

Object information

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Production: Unknown (Probably)




Collar, for field use. Formed of a single plate front and rear, each of which is flanged upwards at the neck-opening. The unusually shallow rear plate has a slightly convex lower edge. The deep front plate has inward-sloping sides and an obtusely-pointed lower edge. The front and rear plates are connected to one another at the left shoulder by a round-headed rivet with a circular internal washer, and fastened at the right shoulder by a mushroom-shaped stud and keyhole-slot. The main edges of the collar have plain inward turns decorated with simple punched ornament. The collar is decorated with bands and borders of punched flowerheads, trophies of arms and human figures on a pearled ground. The decoration retains traces of gilding.
The shallow rear plate is of highly unusual form. As its turned edges show no traces of the punched decoration found on the turned edges of the front plates, and the trophies of arms that appear in the decoration of its upper border are upside down, it is quite possible that the plate has been reworked.


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: 29.9 cm
Height: 7 cm
Weight: 0.53 kg
Width: 25.7 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 1620


The collar has a modern blued finish.

Probably Dutch

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt ( traces)

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 punched decoration and traces of gilding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PB/17
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.129-1933
Primary reference Number: 18610
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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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