Object Title

Armourer's stump anvil

Armourer's stump anvil

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

XVIII.830

Provenance

Tower Arsenal, possibly from the Royal Workshops at Greenwich.

Physical Description

Armourer's stump anvil with slightly rounded flattened surface and short tennon for insertion into a wooden bench or large anvil.

Materials

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
'WP' in a heart.
On the face
Stamped

Notes

Possibly from the Royal Workshops at Greenwich. Marking may be that of William Pickering, Master Armourer from 1608-1618. Pickering already had a distinguished career in the Armourers' Company of London before joining the armoury at Greenwich.