Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1630

Object Number

IV.1293

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Bowyer Tower AS 90 (1988)

Physical Description

Two rivet type. It has a hemispherical skull with broad integral brim turned down at each side. It is made in two halves, joined at the skull in a low, medial 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 sixteen round headed rivets with square internal washers, of which the foremost is missing, and the rearmost and the first from the front on the left lack their washers. The skull is decorated around its base and to either side of the comb with a single incised line. On either side of the skull, at its base, is a pair of round headed rivets with square internal washers, which originally retained the connecting leather for the missing cheekpieces. Attached by a pair of round headed rivets at the nape is a large iron plume holder with a pointed apex and square arms. Three later suspension holes have been pierced at its front and rear. The comb is rusted through at the left rear and the top right. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Width: 27.0 cm (10.6 in), Overall depth: 40.0 cm ( 15.7 in), Skull width: 18.6 cm (7.3 in), Skull depth: 23.1 cm (9.1 in), Weight: 1.30 kg ( 2 lb 13.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck in the border of the left of the brim with the makers mark L.

Associations

Places England