Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot



Object Number



Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of Littlecote House, H31.

Physical Description

The skull is made of two pieces joined in a lwo comb turned to the right and terminating above the edge. The main edge is inwardly turned, and borered by five flush lining rivets and two for each cheekpiece with two extra rivets, with square washers, at the right. 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 imwardly turned, and bordered by eleven flush lining rivets. 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 on February 1986.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.2 cm ( 7.6 in), Skull Depth: 23.7 cm ( 9.4 in), Overall Depth: 38.6 cm ( 16.2 in), Face-guard Height: 20.4 cm ( 8.1 in) Weight: 1.3 kg ( 2 lb 13 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped EO at the front left of the peak, for the maker, Edward Oxendon.


Places England

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, Vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 247.


In 1985 in the Great Hall, E wall (r-l) 3, with III.1987 and III.2025. The same mark appears on IV.877 and III.1975 (possibly not indigenous) at Littlecote.