Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot

Date

1635-1645

Object Number

IV.1258

Provenance

Bowyer Tower A.C.3 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high, hemispherical skull, with an integral brim turned down at either side. It is made in two pieces joined in a low comb, expanding to the centre, and turned to the left, and riveted at the brim. The main edge has a plain, inward turn with a sunken border probably once containing sixteen lining rivets, with round heads and square internal washers retaining fragments of the canvas lining band; those at the front and rear are missing if they were ever fitted. The base of the skull is bordered by fourteen rivets; a pair towards the rear have square washers retaining leather fragments for the missing cheekpieces; the rest are decorative. No plume holder was fitted. It is painted black. The rear of the brim is damaged, and there is a suspension hole in the border at the middle right, with a corroded hole behind it.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Width: 27.3 cm ( 10.9 in), Overall Depth: 34.4 cm ( 13.6 in), Skull Width: 19.6 cm ( 7.7 in), Skull Depth: 22.4 cm ( 8.9 in) Weight: 1.57 kg ( 3 lb 7.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places Netherlands