Object Title

Kettle hat

Kettle hat



Object Number



Purchased with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund, 1965, from the collections of Sir Guy Francis Laking and Sir Edward Barry, sold at Sotheby's, 5 July 1965, lot 39. Believed to have been acquired by Laking in Spain

Physical Description

The skull has a central rudge and a sloping brim of medium width. The main edge is plain, bordered by lining rivets, and these also run around the base of the skull. At the left front inside the skull is a small rectangfular plate held by two rivets through lining rivet holes, and a similar plate is missing at the right. These are thought to be working life modifications intended to prevent a high bevor catching on the brim of the helmet.

Featured in

Hundred Years War


Dimensions: Height: 190 mm; width: 275 mm; depth: 330 mm Weight: 964g (2 lb 12 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with an Italian looking mark at the rear of the skull.