Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635-1645

Object Number

IV.1231

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 72 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high hemispherical skull with a narrow integral brim turned down at either side. It is made in two halves, joined in a low comb which expands to the centre and is turned to the left, and riveted at the brim. The main edge has a plain inward turn with a sunken border originally containing sixteen brass capped apparently decorative rivets, of which the central rear one is missing. The base of the skull is encircled by fourteen rivets of the same type; there is no evidence of the lining band or cheekpiece attachment. Low at the rear of the skull are two flush rivets for the missing plume holder. It is bright, with a dent at the front right of the brim.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall width: 25.8 cm ( 10.1 in), Overall depth: 35.1 cm ( 13.8 in), Skull width: 17.9 cm ( 7.0 in), Skull depth: 21.8 cm ( 8.6 in) Weight: 1.120 kg ( 2 lb 7.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped 48 at the right rear of the brim.

Associations

Places Netherlands