Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1630

Object Number

IV.1309

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 89, 1989.

Physical Description

Two rivet type. It has a high, hemispherical skull with a broad, integral brim turned down at the sides. It is made in two halves joined at the skull in a low 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 foremost, the third from the front at the right are missing. The skull is decorated around its base and to either side of its comb with a single incised line. On either side of the skull, just above its base is a pair of ropund headed rivets with square, internal washers retaining fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. Attached by a pair of rivets at the nape is a tapering , iron plume-tube decorated at the top with two small holes and at the bottom with another. The front and left side of the brim have been crudely pierced with later suspension holes. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall width: 27.3 cm (10.8 in), Overall depth: 40.3 cm ( 15.9 in), Skull width: 18.3 cm ( 7.2 in), Skull depth: 22.0 cm ( 8.6 in) Weight: 1.61 kg ( 3 lb 8.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

The border of the left side of the brim os struck with an indistinct mark, possibly the crowned IR of James II.

Associations

Places England