The Wallace Collection

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Spur
  • Spur
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Mexico
  • 18th - 19th century
  • Steel
  • Weight: 0.525 kg
  • A388
  • European Armoury III
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  • Spur, one of a pair with A389, of bright steel. Heavy sides diagonally fluted and pierced; neck of three branches; at the end is a large, elaborately pierced, rose-shaped rowel, of twelve points, and on either side two smaller rowels each of eight points; large, pierced buckles on either side with a single hook beside each.

    These spurs are typical of an exaggerated fashion which probably started in Spain, spread to Mexico about the second half of the seventeenth century, and has lasted until modern times.