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Poll-plate: HEN.M.159B-1933

Object information

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Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Poll-plate of a shaffron, for field use. Formed of a single plate strongly curved transversely and slightly curved longitudinally. It has a straight rear edge and a very slightly convex front edge. Its front corners are strongly cut out in concave curves to clear the horse's ears. The rear edge and the cut-outs of the poll-plate have strongly notched inward turns accompanied by recessed borders. A recessed band, merging into the rear border, decorates the plate medially. A modern, brass-capped, round-headed rivet with a circular, internal washer located at the centre of the front edge of the plate, retains a small fragment of the leather hinge that at one time connected the poll-plate to its shaffron. Later holes at either end of the front edge of the poll-plate are now plugged with round-headed rivets of brass. A pair of lace-holes at the centre of the rear edge of the poll-plate, originally serving to connect it to a crinet, are now also plugged with brass-capped, round-headed rivets. Similar rivets plug holes at either end of the rear edge of the poll-plate, originally serving to attach the straps that fastened the plate around the horse's neck. A small, modern wiring-hole is pierced just to the outside of each of these rivets. Together with the poll-plate HEN.M.159A-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: 16.5 cm
Height: 11.0 cm
Weight: 0.31 kg
Width: 20.0 cm

Relative size of this object

20 cm11 cm16.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-16th Century
Circa 1550 CE - 1560 CE

Note

South German

The poll-plate is bright with a light patination. The surfaces between the recessed bands and borders were probably originally blackened in the 'black and white' fashion.

Components of the work

Rivets composed of brass (alloy)
Borders
Decoration
Parts

Materials used in production

Steel

Techniques used in production

Hammered : Formed of a single plate strongly curved transversely and slightly curved longitudinally; hammered, shaped, riveted, with recessed borders and notched inward turns
Patinating
Formed

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.159B-1933
Primary reference Number: 18661
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 March 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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