Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.547

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE.

Physical Description

Leaf-shaped blade of flattened lozenge section; short conical neck with screw extension which passes into the baluster moulding of the socket; crosspiece lacking (IBE says one arm of the crossbar broken). Socket with two reinforcing rings and equal langets with three rivets each. Varnished wooden haft of circular section. Conical iron shoe lacking. Haft shortened, sawn in half and screwed together.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 438 mm (17.25 in), length of langets: 229 mm (9 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On haft: 1084.

Associations

Places Britain