Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635-1645

Object Number

IV.1141

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Returned from loan 13 to Dartmouth Castle, 29 September 1988.

Physical Description

It has a hemispherical skull with an integral brim. It is of two piece construction, joined in a low comb. The main edge has a plain, inward turn with a sunken border once containing sixteen lining rivets, of which the foremost is missing. The base of the skull is encircled by fourteen rivets. At the rear of the skull is a plume holder. The front of the brim at the right is pierced with a hole.

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the left of the brim with a crowned IR for the Arsenal of James II.

Associations

Places Netherlands