Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2955

Provenance

Presumably Old Tower Collections. First registered on return from loan to RHQ, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Loan L49, 27/07/1990.

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 haftr of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each.


Of generally slender construction. Langets painted over. Haft painted black (PJL's note on loan receipt).

Inscriptions and Marks

On langet: 9 LI; On haft; V89.

Associations

Places Britain