Object Title

Harquebusier's pot - Harquebusier's pot, Littlecote

Harquebusier's pot - Harquebusier's pot, Littlecote

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.884

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of littlecote House, H15. Possibly not indigenous to the collection.

Physical Description

Two piece skull joined in low comb. One piece neckguard embossed to simulate three lames. Pivoted peak with triple bar face-guard. Cheek pieces restored 1986. right of skull heavily dented.

Dimensions

SkullDepth9.3in.
SkullDepth236mm
SkullHeight5.6in.
SkullHeight142mm
SkullWidth7.2in.
SkullWidth182mm
Face guardHeight7.8in.
Face guardHeight198mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Lettering
N
peak
stamped
Letteringinside
painted in white

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, Vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 112.

Notes

In 1985 at the foot landing of the Jerusalem stairs, with III.1974 and III.2012. The same maker's mark appears on the indigenous IV.889 and IV.890 at Littlecote.