Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.1203

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988).

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb turned to the left and terminating a little above its lower edge where it is riveted on the inside. The main edge has a partial inward turn and is bordered by lining rivets of which two at each side with internal square washers are for lining the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side. It flares out slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns bordered by seven lining rivets with internal square washers, of which the central one is damaged, and a large hole punched above it, possibly used for suspension. A peak is attached to the skull by a pivot at either side. It is medially pointed with plain inward turned edges. Its upward flanged rear edge forming the arms of the peak is shaped to the skull and base of the comb. Riveted to the rear of the peak is a triple bar faceguard with external square washers of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a curled finial. It is painted silver on the outside and on the iside of the peak and neckguard. The right main edge of the peak is damaged.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 17.6 cm ( 6.9 in), Skull Depth: 22.6 cm ( 8.9 in), Overall Depth: 42.4 cm ( 16.7 in), Face-guard Height: 21.9 cm ( 8.6 in) Weight: 1.310 kg ( 2 lb 14 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible. A large white P is printed inside the skull.

Associations

Places England