Object Title

Pot

Pot

Date

1645-1655

Object Number

IV.1220

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 69 (1988). From the Cheshire Regiment Museum, 9/6/83.

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. The main edge has a plain inward turn and is bordered by nine lining rivets of which two at each side with internal square washers retain fragments of the connecting leather for the missing cheekpieces. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side, that at the left is broken away. It flares out slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns bordered by seven lining rivets. A peak is attached to the skull by a pivot at either side that at the left is broken away. 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. At the rear of the peak are three holes for the attachment of the missing faceguard. It is painted black on the outside and on the inside of the peak; the inside of the neckguard is painted silver. At either side of the comb at the rear are two small holes possibly for suspension.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall depth: 39.6 cm ( 15.6 in), Skull width: 18.9 cm ( 7.4 in), Skull depth: 24.2 cm ( 9.5 in) Weight: 1.340 kg ( 2 lb 15.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England