Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2717

Provenance

Old Tower Collections. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 36, 1989.

Physical Description

Leaf-shaped blade of flattened lozenge section; short conical neck with screw extension which passes through the crosspiece and into the baluster moulding of the socket; crosspiece composed of two quillons of equal size and circular section with domed terminals; socket with two reinforcing rings and equal langets with three rivets each. Varnished wooden haft of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 305 mm (12 in), length of shoe: 114 mm (4.5 in), length overall: 2692 mm (106 in), length of crosspiece: 133 mm (5.25 in), length of langets: 251 mm (9.9 in), blade length: 322 mm, head length: 680 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Baluster stamped 'H. 3.'

Associations

Places Britain