Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.873

Provenance

Purchased November 1985. From the armoury at Littlecote House, H.1

Physical Description

Two piece skull joined in low comb. One piece neckguard embossed to simulate three lames. Pivoted peak with triple bar face-guard. The main edges have plain inward turns, bordered on the skull by five lining rivets with washers and two at each side for the cheekpieces, and eleven on the neckguard. Original cheekpieces from the armoury were attached in 1968. They are symmetrical and pointed with rounded sides, and bordered by five rivets. The exterior is black from the hammer.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull height 168 mm, skull width 182 mm, skull depth 227 mm, overall depth 386 mm, face-guard height 210 mm Weight: 1500 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England