16 December 2002
A FINE MEXICAN ROWEL SPUR
Entirely of iron, with diagonally fluted asymmetrical U-shaped heel band, each side terminating in a flat plate, the outer one pierced and chiselled with birds, lions, and a grotesque mask, the inner one with a peacock, the rowel box pierced and chiselled with scrolls framing a demi-figure on each side, the large rowel with seven points with pierced scrolls between, retaining a buckle and two strap-attachments
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For other Mexican spurs, see Antonio Cortes, Hierros Forjados, Coleccion del Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Historia Y Etnografia, 1935, pp. 114-118, plates 17-26
Please note that no condition report is stated in this description.
Also note that this lot will be removed to the warehouse of Cadogan Tate Ltd. if not cleared by 1.00 p.m. on 21 November 2002.
Please refer to "Storage and Collection" on page 174 of the printed catalogue.
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