Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635-1645

Object Number

IV.1255

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AC 3 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high, hemispherical skull with an integral brim turned down at either side. It is made in two pieces, joined in a low comb expanding to the centre and turned to the right, and riveted at the brim. The main edge has a plain, inward turn with a sunken border once containing fifteen lining rivets with square, internal washers; of these, the front one is missing and its hole expanded into a large, jagged suspension hole, and two at the left lack washers. The base of the skull is bordered by fourteen rivets, of which two at either side, towards the rear, have square washers retaining fragments of the leathers for the leathers for the missing cheekpieces; the rest are decorative. Low at the rear of the skull is a plain plume holder, attached by a rivet in a rounded arm at either side. It is painted black. The right of the skull has a huge dent. There is a tiny suspension hole at the rear of the brim. Corrosion has broken through by the comb at the right.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall width: 24.2 cm ( 9.6 in), Overall depth: 34.0 cm ( 13.4 in), Skull width: 17.4 cm ( 6.9 in), Skull depth: 22.2 cm ( 8.8 in) Weight: 1.21 kg 9 2 lb 10.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the right with an indistinct crowned IR for the Arsenal of James II.

Associations

Places Netherlands