Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635-1645

Object Number

IV.1200

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, and at the brim with rivets. The comb, which increases in height at its apex, is turned to the left, while the brim has a plain, inward turn, accompanied by a recessed border originally containing seventeen round headed lining rivets with square internal washers, of which the rearmost is missing, and the fourth from the rear at the left lacks its washer. The base of the skull is encircled by sixteen round headed rivets, of which two on each side have square internal washers retaining fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. Attached by a pair of rivets at the nape is an iron plume holder with rounded arms, and a hole pierced in each side of its tube. The front left and rear left of the brim are crudely pierced with later suspension holes. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall width: 25.5 cm ( 10.1 in), Overall depth: 35.6 cm ( 13.7 in), Skull width: 17.4 cm ( 6.5 in), Skull depth: 23.0 cm ( 9.1 in) Weight: 1.49 kg ( 3 lb 4.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Deeply struck on the right of the brim with and indistinct mark, possibly the crowned IR cypher of James II.

Associations

Places Netherlands