Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot



Object Number



Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of Littlecote House, H33.

Physical Description

The skull is made of two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the left 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. 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. The peak is rounded, with a medial point and a lvel 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.


Dimensions: skull height 158 mm (6.3 in), Skull Width: 19.1 cm ( 7.5 in), Skull Depth: 22.7 cm ( 9.0 in), Overall Depth: 37.7 cm ( 14.9 in), Face-guard Height: 19.8 cm ( 7.8 in) Weight: 1.4 kg ( 3 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places England

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, Vol. II, 22 November 1985, lot 245.


In the Great Hall, E wall (r-l) 5, with III.1989 and III.2027.