The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Spur
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1620 - c. 1640
  • Steel and gold, gilded
  • Weight: 0.08 kg
  • A369
  • European Armoury III
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  • Spur, one of a pair with A368, of bright, chiselled steel with remains of fire-gilding on both; De Beaumont describes them as anciennement dorés. The sides and neck, the latter with a right-angled bend, decorated with pierced loops and notchings; star-shaped rowel of five points with smaller points between; the buckles and double hooks, of like decoration, remain upon both spurs.

    The buckles for the strap across the instep are now fitted incorrectly to the lower terminals instead of to the upper ones.