Object Title

Bit

Bit

Date

1655-1665

Object Number

VI.327 A

Provenance

From the Morgan Williams and G.A. Lockett collections. Acquired 1942, by the Ministry of works.

Physical Description

Enamelled and partly gilt.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of branches. 10.0 in., Other approx. dimensions:, Width (approx.): 250 mm. (10 in.), Height (approx.): 280-300 mm. (11-12 in.), Depth (approx.): 90 mm. (3.5 in.) Weight: kg ( 1 lb 10 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Bibliographic References

James G. Mann, 'Stuart enamels' Country life, XCIII (12 March, 1943) pp. 480-481, at p.480, illus. fig. 1.

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate CLVI.

C. Blair and A. Patterson, ' 'Surrey' enamels reattributed: Part II, an illustrated list of known types', Journal of the Antique Metalware Society, vol. 14, June 2006, pp. 10-22, at p. 15 (col. illus. - hilt).

Notes

Valued with 327 B & C.
For objects decorated in the same style generally (previously misleadingly called 'Surrey enamels') and their dating, see entry for IX.756, under Notes.