The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Spur
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • c. 1630
  • Steel, silver and gold, encrusted, chased, blackened, chased and gilded
  • Weight: 0.14 kg
  • A379
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Spur, of blackened steel encrusted with conventional foliage and spots of chased silver, which also shows traces of fire-gilding on the whole; sides of oval section, the neck with right-angled bend; star-shaped rowel of five points; two heart shaped lockets and buckles of interlacing strapwork with tiny silver spots.

    Comparable spurs were in the Forrer collection (Zschille and Forrer, 1899, pl. XIV, no. 6), and in the Kuppelmayr collection (1895 cat., no. 139, pl. XXL). A pair are in the collection of Glasgow Museums (Joubert, Scott Collection catalogue, I, no. 91, illus.).