Object Title

Linstock

Linstock

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

VII.234

Physical Description

Short, leaf-shaped blade pierced along its medial line and engraved with classical figures and floral patterns. At its base two brass lions' masks flanked by scrolls; from the scrolls two match-holders, one broken, curve outwards and upwards. At the top of the tapering socket was a ring of half-loops of steel with grotesque masks; three remain. Two long langets, a discoloured silk tassel at the top of the modern haft.

Dimensions

Headlength300mm
Langetslength457mm

Associations

Places Italy

Bibliographic References

H L Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, I Ordnance [catalogue], HMSO, London 1976 p. 183, no. 275 (TO BE EXTRACTED).