Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.897

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of Littlecote House, H32.

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the right and terminating above the edge. The main edge is inwardly turned, and bordered by five lining rivets with square internal washers and two for each cheekpiece. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck with a medial point and is embossed to simulate three lames. The main edge is inwardly turned, and bordered by eleven lining rivets with square internal washers. The peak is rounded, with a medial point and a level flange embossed for the comb and pivoted to the skull at either side. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of bars of rectangular section with a finial at the base. The cheekpieces were restored in February 1986.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.3 cm ( 7.6 in), Skull Depth: 23.6 cm ( 9.3 in), Overall Depth: 38.7 cm ( 15.3 in), Face-guard Height: 21.3 cm ( 8.4 in) Weight: 1.8 kg ( 3 lb 15 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House83, Vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 246.

Notes

In 1985 in the Great Hall, E wall (r-l) 4, with III.1988 and III.2026.