Object Title

Secret

Secret

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

IV.1408

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, AS 85 (1989)

Physical Description

It is of roughly hemispherical form, made in two pieces brazed around the crown and down the rear. The lower edge is plain and bordered by thirty eight lining holes and by a rectangular slot at the front. It is painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height:10.0 cm (3.8 in), Width:17.9 cm (7.0 in), Depth:20.3 cm (8.1 in) Weight: 0.435 kg ( 0 lb 15.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Attached is a yellow Carisbrooke Castle Museum tag.

Associations

Places England

Notes

The brazed seam at the rear is cut in dovetails; There is some evidence that the edges of the crown seam are also cut in dovetails. These dovetails may actually be retangular tabs overlapping a straight edge and filed down after brazing.