Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.879

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of littlecote House, H.9

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 February 1986.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull height: 168 mm (6.6 in), Skull width: 203 mm (8.0 in), Skull depth: 247 mm (9.8 in), Overall depth: 405 mm (16.0 in), Face-guard height: 202 mm (8.1 in) Weight: 2.0 kg ( 4 lb 8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

stamped at the peak S for the maker.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, Vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 51.

Notes

In 1985 in the Great hall, N wall, fireplace, left, with III.1970 and III.2008. The maker's mark appears only on the non-indigenous III.2018 and III.2035 at Littlecote.