Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635-1645

Object Number

IV.1235

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 72 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high hemispherical skull with a narrow integral brim turned down at each side. It is made in two halves joined at the skull in a low medial comb turned to the right and at the brim with rivets. The brim has a plain inward turn bordered by eighteen lining rivets with square internal washers retaining fragments of the lining band. The base of the skull is encircled by sixteen lining rivets, of which two at each side have square internal washers, those at the right retaining substantial fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. Low at the rear of the skull is a plume holder of plain truncated concal form attached by two rivets on rounded lateral extensions. It is painted black overall. The front border of the brim is crudely pierced with one later suspension hole. At the rear right is a hole of indeterminate function.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall width: 25.2 cm ( 9.9 in), Overall depth: 34.5 cm ( 13.6 in), Skull width: 17.4 cm ( 6.8 in), Skull depth: 22.2 cm ( 8.8 in) Weight: 1.625 kg ( 3 lb 9.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

A deeply struck mark at the right side of the brim is probably that of the James II cypher.

Associations

Places Netherlands