Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.888

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of littlecote House, H21.

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 original, right associated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Height: 15.2 cm ( 6.0 in), Skull Width: 19.2 cm ( 7.6 in), Skull Depth: 23.7 cm ( 9.4 in), Overall Depth: 38.0 cm ( 15.0 in), Face-guard Height: 20.4 cm ( 8.1 in) Weight: 1.4 kg ( 3 lb 3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the peak is RR for the maker.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, Vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 236.

Notes

In 1985 on the fourth landing of thje Jerusalem stairs, with III.1977, and III.2016. The same mark appears at Littlecote on IV.875 and III.2012 (probably not indiginous).