Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

IV.1207

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988)

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb, turned to the right and terminating a little above its lower edge. The main edge has a plain, inward turn, bordered by nine lining rivets with square internal washers of which two at each side retain fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. The others retain fragments of the fabric lining band. Just in front of the most forward of the pair of rivets for the left cheekpiece is a later rivet with a square washer inside and out. Attached to the skull by a rivet at each side is a one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames, which flares slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has a plain, inward turn, bordered by nine lining rivets with square internal washers. Later holes have been crudely pierced at the point of the neckguard and just to the rear of its second lining rivet at each side. Attached to the skull by a pivot at each side is a slightly rounded, centrally pointed peak with a plain, inward turned main edge. Its upward flanged rear edge, forming the arms of the peak, is shaped to the skull and the base of the comb. Riveted towards the rear of the peak proper is a triple bar faceguard made of bars of rectangular section welded together at the base to form a downward projecting finial with an outward turned end. A hole has rusted through each side of the rear of the skull, and the left bar of the faceguard is bent inwards. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull Width: 18.5 cm ( 7.2 in), Skull Depth: 25.3 cm ( 9.9 in), Overall Depth: 42.3 cm ( 16.6 in), Face-guard Height: 21.4 cm ( 8.3 in) Weight: 1.37 kg ( 3 lb 0 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the point of the neckguard with the cross of ST. George used os a government ownership mark during the commonwealth. A further, indistinct mark may be struck just to the right of it.

Associations

Places England