English Civil War period. Classic example as shown in all the relevant texts and exactly as preserved in quality in the Tower of London. This example known to have been sold at auction in Nairobi, Kenya as part of the contents of a noble house in 1930s and before that, from Hengrave Hall near Bury St. Edmund, Suffolk. 15" height with integral short flared skirt. The edges rolled inward. The upper shoulder strap gussets intact and the left waist belt mounts reaming. Original arsenal blackened finish virtually 100% intact with fine glossy patina.