Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2712

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: No protector on butt

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 337 mm (13.25 in), length overall: 2648 mm (104.25 in), length of crosspiece: 140 mm (5.5 in), blade length: 360 mm, head length: 685 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

'4' engraved in wood near base. '20' engraved in wood near base.

Associations

Places Britain