Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.895

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of Littlecote House, H30.

Physical Description

The skull is made of two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the right and terminating above the edge. The main edge is inwardly turned, and bordered by five lining rivets with square internal washers and two for each cheekpiece retaining fragments of canvas lining band. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck with a medial point and is embossed to simulate three lames. The main edge is inwardly turned, and bordered by nine lining rivets with square internal washers. The peak is rounded, with a medial point and a level flange embossed for the comb and pivoted to the skull at either side. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of bars of rectangualr section with a finial at the base. The cheekpieces were restored in February 1986. The right terminal of the peak flange was also restored.

Dimensions

Dimensions: skull height 158 mm (6.3 in), skull width 195 mm, depth 230 mm, overall depth 408 mm, face-guard height 202 mm, overall height 340 mm Weight: 1.4 kg ( 3 lb 3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, Vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 248.

Notes

In 1985 in the Great Hall, E wall (r-l) 2 with III.1986 and III.2024.