Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.1331

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE. First catalogued, by C. Gravett, on return from loan to Dover Castle, Loan L7, on 02/11/1989.

Physical Description

General Type Description: Leaf-shaped blade of flattened lozenge section; short conical neck with screw extension which passes through the crosspiece and into the baluster moulding of the socket; crosspiece composed of two quillons of equal size and circular section with domed terminals; socket with two reinforcing rings and equal langets with three rivets each. Varnished wooden haft of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each. Replacement haft.


Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2735 mm (107 11/16 in), length of blade: 298 mm (11 3/4 in), length of neck and socket: 111 mm (4 3/8 in), length of langets: 214 mm (8 7/16 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On flattened ovoid moulding of socket, stamped: crown; Under shoulder of blade. on edge, stamped: 11.

Associations

Places Britain