Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.885

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of littlecote House, H.16. 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. Original neckguard attached by modern leathers.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Height: 165 mm (6.5 in), Skull Width: 184 m (7.3 in), Skull Depth: 222 mm (8.8 in), Overall Depth: 430 mm (17.0 in), Face-guard Height: 211 mm (8.3 in) Weight: 1.8 kg ( 3 lb 14 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the centre of the peak is C for the maker.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, Vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 173.

Notes

In 1985 on the first landing of the Jerusalem stairs, with III.1975 and III.2013. the same mark appears on III.2027 and III.2028, both indigenous, at Littlecote.