Object Title

Secret

Secret

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

IV.1483

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 pairs of vertical slits at the front and at either side of the rear. The lower edge is bordered with thirty lining holes (of which two are cut through by the slits), above which, at the front, is a transverse rectangular slit. Between the slits at the right rear, and level with their tops, is a large, circular hole, possibly for securing the upturned brim of a hat. The exterior has been beaten with a hammer and polished bright. The interior is painted black. On the left side and at the rear, are cracks that have been repaired with soldering.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height:10.5 cm ( 4.25in), Width:19.0 cm ( 7.5 in), Depth:22.9 cm ( 9.0 in) Weight: 0.53 kg ( 1 lb 2.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England