The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Spur
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1620 - c. 1630
  • Steel, chiselled and formerly gilded
  • Weight: 0.115 kg
  • A371
  • European Armoury III
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  • Spur, one of a pair with A372, of steel chiselled and formerly gilt. Slender sides decorated with mouldings formed as ovals alternating with crude rosettes; neck with downward-curving bend; pierced rose-shaped rowel of eight points; buckle with scrolled ears and a hook on one side, scrolled-shaped stud and hook on the other.

    A372 is probably of nineteenth-century manufacture, made up to complete the pair with A371. A similar spur formerly in the Forrer Collection (Zschille and Forrer, 1899, pl. XIII, no. 4) is now in the Royal Armouries (no. VI. 354; Dufty and Reid, 1968, pl. CLXIVb)