Object Title

Harquebusier's pot

Harquebusier's pot

Date

1650

Object Number

IV.1210

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988)

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the right and terminating above the edge where they are riveted. The main edge has a plain, inward turn bordered by five flush lining rivets and a set of three round headed rivets, with square washers retaining leather fragments, at either side for the cheekpieces. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck, has a blunt medial point and is embossed to simulate three lames. The main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by seven rivets of the latter type. The peak is rounded with a medial point and quite level flange embossed for the comb and pivoted to the skull in an extension at either side. The main edge has a plain inward turn. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of rectangular section bars with a curled finial at the base.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Skull depth: 20.0 cm ( 7.9 in), Skull width: 24.6 cm ( 9.7 in), Overall depth: 40.0 cm ( 15.8 in), Faceguard height: 19.5 cm ( 7.7 in) Weight: 1.195 kg ( 2 lb 13.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the front of the peak WF for the maker. Inside the neckguard and possibly the skull is a single, wedge-shaped (but crude) construction mark.

Associations

Places England