The Wallace Collection

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  • Spur
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany, possibly
  • c. 1630
  • Steel, silver and gold, plated and gilded
  • Weight: 0.12 kg
  • A381
  • European Armoury III
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  • Spur, one of a pair with A382. Of steel, with silver attached by hatching the surface of the steel. The sides and neck with right-angled bend are chiselled in the form of a knotted branch, the surface roughened to simulate the bark; star-shaped rowel of five points with smaller points between; openwork buckles (similar in form to no. A370) and double hooks remain intact upon both spurs.

    A spur similarly decorated like a knotted branch is in the Royal Armouries (no.VI.387; Dufty and Reid, 1968, pl. CLXIVc).