A good heavy Danish 1707 pattern cavalry trooper's breastplate
A good heavy Danish 1707 pattern cavalry trooper's breastplate probably made in Suhl. Deeply struck on both shoulders with the maker's mark IVS, and with a musket ball proof. Formed with a medial ridge, shallow skirt, neck and arm cusps with upturned edges, pierced to retain a lining. Fitted with a pair of studs to retain the shoulder straps, and originally with a pair of hooks for the waistbelt (one now removed, the other incomplete). Retaining some original black munition finish, and with good age patina.
Weight 12lbs (5.4kgs)
Provenance: The Tojhusmuseet, Kobenhavn, Denmark, by exchange. Note: probably made in Suhl for Denmark. For an extensive article about these breastplates including one with the same maker's mark see Erik Troldhuus "Sorte kyrasser og brystplader "Vaabenhistoriske Aarborger 2003, Nr 48 Devantier Press 2003 pp 5-94