Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot



Object Number



Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of Littlecote House, H37.

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 with 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 eleven 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 rectangular section with a finial at the base.

The cheekpieces are original, of the symmetrical type with angular sides, points at the base, and inwardly turned side edges bordered by five rivets.

Conserved in 1968.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.2 cm ( 7.6 in), Skull Depth: 24.1 cm ( 9.5 in), Overall Depth: 40.1 cm ( 15.8 in), Face-guard Height: 19.8 cm ( 7.8 in) Weight: 1.9 kg ( 4 lb 3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places England

Bibliographic References

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, Vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 72.


In 1985 in the Great Hall, E wall, centre, with III.1965, III.2002, III.2045 and III.2046.