Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.482

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE.

Physical Description

Leaf-shaped blade of flattened lozenge section; short conical neck with screw extension which passes through the crosspiece and into the baluster moulding of the socket; crosspiece composed of two quillons of equal size and circular section with domed terminals; socket with two reinforcing rings and equal langets with three rivets each. Varnished wooden haft of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 425 mm (16.75 in), length of langets: 229 mm (9 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade: Osborn Gunby (check that this is not Osborn and Gunby - PJL); On baluster: crown; On haft: 1045, 7 over 698 (each numeral struck through).

Associations

Places Britain