Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.875

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of littlecote House, H.3

Physical Description

Two piece skull joined in low comb. One piece neckguard embossed to simulate three lames. Pivoted peak with triple bar face-guard. Cheekpieces restored.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull height: 150 mm (5.9 in), Skull width: 185 mm (7.3 in), Skull depth: 224 mm (8.8 in), Overall depth: 419 mm (16.6 in), Face-guard height: 220 mm (8.7 in) Weight: 1.4 kg ( 3 lb 3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the peak RR for the maker.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, Vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 109.

Notes

In 1985 in the Great hall, N wall, E wall, centre group, with III.1967, III.2005, III.2049 and III.2050. The same maker's mark appears on the indinenous IV.888 and III.2012 (possibly not indigenous) at Littlecote.