Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635-1645

Object Number

IV.1288

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 90 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a hemispherical skull with a narrow integral brim turned down at either side. It is made in two pieces joined in a low comb and riveted at the brim. The main edge has a plain inward turn with a sunken border once containing twenty round headed lining rivets with irregular washers, of which the one at the front is missing. The base of the skull is encircled by fourteen rivets of which the third and fourth from the rear at either side have larger round heads and square internal washers retaining fragments of leathers from the missing cheekpieces; the remainder are decorative. Low at the rear of the skull is a rivret hole at either side of the comb for the missing plume holder. It is bright and pitted, with file marks. The comb is pierced towards the front. In the sunken border are two pierced holes at the right and one at the left. The front seam of the brim is pierced with an extra rivet hole, in a failed attempt to repair it. At the rear of the rim, by the base of the skull, is a pair of pierced holes, at the edge is a large suspension hole. Identified with a small patch of concentric corrosion, May 2003.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Width: 28.2 cm ( in), Overall depth: 39.5 cm ( in), Skull width: 18.0 cm ( in), Skull depth: 26.1 cm ( in) Weight: 1.45 kg ( lb oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible. In chalk inside is inscribed 'R'(?) and painted ...?

Associations

Places Netherlands