Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.474

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE

Physical Description

General Type 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.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: blade and cross piece badly pitted.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length overall: 107 in (2718 mm), length of head: 17.625 in (448 mm), length of langets: 9.125 in (232 mm), length of shoe: 4.625 in (117 mm), length of crosspiece: 4.625 in (118 mm)

Inscriptions and Marks

On haft, between head langets, '1011'.

Associations

Places Britain