Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.3149

Provenance

Presumably Old Tower Collections. First registered by Valuation Team when on loan to 257 (Southern) General Hospital RAMC (V), Duke of York's HQ, Kings Road, Chelsea, London, Loan L214, 15/11/1990.

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.

Dimensions

Dimensions: (from VTR/LO):, Overall length: 2699 mm (106.25 in), length of blade: 310 mm (12 3/16 in), width of cross-bar: 140 mm (5.5 in), length of langets: 229 mm (9 in), length of shoe: 229 mm (3.25 in), langets on shoe: 51 mm (2 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On underside of blade: XI (construction mark).

Associations

Places Britain