Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

IV.1162

Provenance

Bowyer Tower (1988)

Physical Description

The skull is made in two halves joined in a low medial comb turned to the right and terminating a little above its lower edge where it is retained by a rivet on the inside. The main edge has a plain inward turn and is bordered by eight lining rivets of which the central one is missing. 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 nine lining rivets of which the central one is missing. A peak is attached to the skull by a pivot at the right and wire at the left. 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 made of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a curled finial. It is painted black overall. The left bar of the faceguard is damaged away from the peak.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 18.0 cm ( 7.1 in), Skull Depth: 23.0 cm ( 9.1 in), Overall Depth: 36.1 cm ( 14.2 in), Face-guard Height: 19.8 cm ( 7.7 in) Weight: 1.285 kg ( 2 lb 13.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On the outside, at the peak-point is a makers mark. On the inside, on all three parts, are two large crosses and four wedge-shaped construction marks. Painted in white on the inside of the skull is a number 182.

Associations

Places England