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Upper cannon: HEN.M.133-1933

Object information

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Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Upper cannon of a vambrace, for field use. Formed of an outer plate and a considerably shorter inner plate. The latter, which has a later extension-plate riveted within its front end, is riveted within the former. The outer plate has a plain partial inward turn at its lower front corner where it is cut away in a concave curve to clear the inside of the elbow. The lower end of the centre plate is pierced with a pair of rivet-holes. The rear hole is occupied by an externally-flush rivet that retains a fragment of a modern leather that would have linked the upper cannon to a couter. The inner plate is clearly associated with the outer plate. Together with the couter HEN.M.134-1933

Notes

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: 10.5 cm
Height: 17.5 cm
Weight: 0.25 kg
Width: 11.0 cm

Relative size of this object

11 cm17.5 cm10.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 16th Century
Circa 1570 - 1600

Note

The upper cannon is bright with a light to medium patination on the outer plate, and a slightly heavier patination on the inner plate.

Components of the work

Leather composed of leather ( modern fragment) Parts

Materials used in production

Steel

Techniques used in production

Hammered : Formed of an outer plate and a considerably shorter inner plate; hammered, shaped, riveted
Patinating Formed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: green tag with number

  • Text: 297
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white tag with number

  • Text: PB/46
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.133-1933
Primary reference Number: 18615
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 December 2011 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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