Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635-1645

Object Number

IV.1277

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 73 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high, hemispherical skull with an integral brim turned down slightly all round. It is made in two pieces joined in a low comb, expanding to the centre, terminating well above the brim and turned to the right, and riveted at the base of the skull and brim. The main edge has a plain inward turn. The base of the skull was encircled by twelve round headed lining rivets with square internal washers, a pair of which at the centre of either side also retained the leathers for the missing cheekpieces. Of the latter, the rearmost right is missing. No plume holder was fitted. It is painted black. The edge is damaged at the centre rear and more extensively at the centre front. There are suspension holes at the middle right and front of the brim.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Width: 27.0 cm ( 10.6 in), Overall depth: 33.3 cm (13.1 in), Skull width: 18.8 cm (7.5 in), Skull depth: 22.5 cm (8.9 in) Weight: 1.085 kg ( 2 lb 6 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the left if the brim with an obscured crowned IR for the Arsenal of James II.

Associations

Places Netherlands