Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635-1645

Object Number

IV.1295

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 90 (1989)

Physical Description

It has a hemispherical skull with a broad integral brim turned down at each side. It is made in two halves, joined at the skull by a low medial comb which increases in height slightly at its apex and is turned to the right. It was joined at the brim by two rivets at either end, but those at the front are no longer joined. The brim has a plain inward turn accompanied by a recessed border originally containing twenty lining rivets, with internal square washers, of which one at the rear right, one at the centre right and one at the front, which has been punched out for suspension, are missing. The base of the skull was originally bordered by sixteen lining rivets, of which two at the left which are missing and two at the right with internal square washers were also for the attachment by connecting leathers for the missing cheelpiece. Low at the rear of the skull is a large plume holder of plain truncated conial form attached by two rivets on lateral extensions. It is painted black overall. The front and rear of the brim is buckled and damaged. There is a dent in the right side of the skull.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Width: 30.6 cm (12.0 in), Overall depth: 43.2 cm ( 17.0 in), Skull width: 20.0 cm (7.9 in), Skull depth: 22.8 cm (9.0 in), Weight: 1.575 kg ( 3 lb 7.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England