Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIL.215

Provenance

Old Tower collection

Physical Description

Small triangular blade with reinforced point and cut with chevron shaped grooves. The blade is rivetted to a arabesque shaped bolster chiselled with flowers and foliage. below this is a moulding and a tapering socket with a band of chiselling at the top and bottom, the remaining surfave divided into four longitudianl strips chiselled with stylised flowers and foliage. At the base of the socket is a flattened, roped knop. The tapering black wood shaft is fitted with a simple iron shoe.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the spear is 2085 mm, the length of the head and socket is 312 mm. Weight: The weight of the spear is 1.35 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

Applied brass tag marked 15 over 444

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