Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2938

Provenance

Presumably Old Tower Collections. First registered under this number (see Notes below), and cat. by PJL and CG, on return from loan to Dover Castle. loan L7, on 02/11/1989.

Physical 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.


Of generaly slender construction. Brass domed head rivey near shoe. Replacement haft, very warped.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2692 mm (106 in), length of blade: 303 mm (11 15/16 in), length of langets: 232 mm (9 1/8 in), length of neck and socket: 140 mm (5 1/2 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

No visible marks.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Originally numbered VII.1332 while on loan to Dover Castle, Loan L7. Numbered VII.2938 on return from loan.