Object Title

Secret

Secret

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

IV.1499

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, AS 87 (1989)

Physical Description

It is roughly hemispherical in form with a slightly flattened top. It is made in one piece with a pair of vertical slits at the front and at either side of the rear. The lower edge is bordered by thirty lining holes (of which four are cut through by the slits), above which, at the front, is pierced a horizontal rectangular slot. Between and just above the level of the tops of the slits at the right rear is a large, circular hole, possibly for securing the upturned brim of the hat. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height:9.7 cm (3.8 in), Width:17.7 cm (6.9 in), Depth:21,0 cm (8.3 in) Weight: 0.52 kg ( 1 lb 2.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England