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Plated Jack

1580s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A plated jack or armoured doublet made of two layers of unbleached linen, with overlapping metal plates and a layer of wool in between. The plates are square with clipped corners and a hole in the centre, overlapping each other and stitched in place with crossbow twine through the centre of each plate. The edges of the front, hem, sleeves, collar are bound with linen tape. The jack has a peascod front with narrow skirts at the waist, and fastens with points (now missing) on the right front and lacing holes on the left front. The thread count of the exterior linen is 48 x 48 per inch (no visible selvedges).


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, wool, metal, twine; hand-woven, hand-sewn
Brief Description
1580s, English; linen, wool, crossbow twine, metal plates
Physical Description
A plated jack or armoured doublet made of two layers of unbleached linen, with overlapping metal plates and a layer of wool in between. The plates are square with clipped corners and a hole in the centre, overlapping each other and stitched in place with crossbow twine through the centre of each plate. The edges of the front, hem, sleeves, collar are bound with linen tape. The jack has a peascod front with narrow skirts at the waist, and fastens with points (now missing) on the right front and lacing holes on the left front. The thread count of the exterior linen is 48 x 48 per inch (no visible selvedges).
Dimensions
  • Weight: 10.68kg (approx) (Note: including correx board underneath it)
  • From top to bottom edge of proper right side, front, including skirt length: 710mm (Note: Measured by conservation)
Collection
Accession Number
T.48-2017

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record createdDecember 8, 2016
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