Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.1242

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 overall: 2718 mm (107 in), length of head: 452 mm (17.8 in), length of langets: 216 mm (8.5 in) Weight: 4 lb 11 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade: Osborn and Gunby (surrounded by foliate wreath) (IBE has Osborn & Gunby - not rechecked on object -PJL); On langet 9, C over 3.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For the maker Osborn and Gunby, see IBE for VII.438.