Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.526

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

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade: Worn inscription in escutcheon, reading: '- - m - - / DAW - - - / BI - - -' (presumably Samuel Dawes, Birmingham, cf VII.467).Baluster: crown over six.Haft: 1083.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Note on Samuel Dawes in IBE for VII.467.