Skip to main content

Burgonet: HEN.M.92-1933

Object information

Awaiting location update


Unknown (Style of)




Burgonet, made of bronze, for pageant use or display. Formed in one-piece with a high medial comb, a downturned integral peak and a backward-directed integral neck-defence. It lacks its hinged cheek-pieces. The burgonet is decorated in low relief with narrow bands of transverse bars and chevrons between cabled lines.


History note: Mr James Stewart Henderson of 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 32.7 cm
Height: 27.5 cm
Weight: 1.44 kg
Width: 20.5 cm

Relative size of this object

20.5 cm27.5 cm32.7 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart


19th century
Circa 1800 - 1900


The right side of the burgonet shows extensive cracks and brazed repairs.

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Formed in one-piece with a high medial comb, a downturned integral peak and a backward-directed integral neck-defence; cast, decorated in low relief

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: tag numbered '307'

  • Text: 307
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.92-1933
Primary reference Number: 18540
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Burgonet" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-03-25 12:33:47

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Burgonet |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-03-25 12:33:47|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: M.1.4E-1936


Accession Number: M.19-1938

Half armour

Accession Number: HEN.M.5A-E-1933

Half armour

Accession Number: HEN.M.4A-D-1933

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...