Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2598

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE

Physical Description

General Type 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.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: Shaft stained brown. Lacks butt protector. No crosspiece.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 309 mm (12.15 in), length overall: 1403 mm (55.25 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

No visible marks.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

IBE (FE)