The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Spur
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • 19th century
  • Steel, silver, blackened and encrusted
  • Weight: 0.15 kg
  • Label: Obliterated and blue-bordered
  • A374
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Spur, a modern restoration made to complete a pair with A373. The sides of rounded section, made for a narrow heel; the short neck curves upwards and is then bent at an angle; star-shaped rowel of rowel of five points; two hooks for the straps remain, but the buckles are missing. They are of blackened steel boldly encrusted in silver with grotesque figures, masks and scrolls.

    While the matte ground of the encrusting of A373 also bears traces of fire-gilding, A374 has none, and is clearly of nineteenth-century manufacture.