20 September 2007
A FINE PAIR OF GILT-IRON ROWEL-SPURS
First half of the 17th Century
Each with chiselled heel-bands incorporating a hinged joint on either side, chiselled moulded neck, eight-pointed rowel, the original iron fittings for straps, and retaining almost all of their original gilding.
6½in (16.5cm) (2)
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