Object Title

Standard

Standard

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.161

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, July 1985.

Physical Description

The head is a leaf shaped, open-work sheeet decorated with confronted dragons separated by a vertical strip, within a flaming border, and on a scroll-work ground. At the top is a finial engraved with cloud scrolls above a disc at the end of the vertical strip. The lower end of the sheet is enclosed by two rivets between two scalloped plates decorated with a rising sun. Below this is a ball above a downturned saucer pierced with six holes and fitted with a black hair fringe between two leather discs. The standard is connected by an iron ring and a leather ring to a red lacquered haft, with five gold painted cane bands half way down. The lower end of the haft is cut off obliquely, and it is splt.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 252 cm (99.3 in), head length: 33.2 cm (13.1 in), saucer diameter 23.6 cm (9.3 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped MA 289[8] and painted in white 17/665 and 1572.

Associations

Places China

Bibliographic References

J.H. Lefroy, Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda Woolwich, London, 1864, no. MA2898.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p. 172, no. xvii.657.

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol II p. 73, no. xvii.657