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Pair of Rowel Spurs

Date:
ca. 1400
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper alloy, gold
Dimensions:
L. 7 in. (17.78 cm); Spread of sides, 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm); Diam. of rowel, 3 in. (7.62 cm); Wt. 6 oz. (170.1 g)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Spurs
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.159.2, .3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
Engraved four times on each spur is the device of Louis II, duke of Bourbon (1337–1410): a strap and buckle with the motto Esperance (Hope).
Chateau du Bouchat, near Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, Allier, France. Ex coll.: Comte de St. Genys, Saint Aubin-sur-Loire; Sir Guy Francis Laking, London; Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, L.I.
Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916.

Laking, Guy Francis, Sir, Charles Alexander Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms through Seven Centuries. Vol. 3. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1920.

Lenk, Torsten, Blanche Byrne, Jane Clark, Charles R. Beard, Leslie Southwick, Ian Eaves, John F. Hayward, Gordon T. Howard, and Walter J. Karcheski. The Journal of the Arms and Armour Society 2 (1956–1958). (14.25.1737 and 39.159.2 cited on p. 110).

Pyhrr, Stuart W. "S.J. Whawell and the Art Market." The Eleventh Park Lane Arms Fair (1994). p. 23.



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