Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.889

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of littlecote House, H24. Omitted from the Sotheby Catalogue.

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 in February 1986.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.8 cm ( 7.8 in), Skull Depth: 24.4 cm ( 9.6 in), Overall Depth: 39.0 cm ( 15.4 in), Face-guard Height: 20.2 cm ( 8.0 in) Weight: 1.8 kg ( 4 lb 0 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the peak N for the maker.

Associations

Places England

Notes

In 1985 in the Great Hall, S wall, centre, left, with III.1982 and III.2020. The same mark appears on IV.884 and IV.890 at Littlecote.