A Pair Of Early German Gauntlets
Lot 218
A Pair Of Early German Gauntlets
Sold for £2,000 (US$ 3,240) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Pair Of Early German Gauntlets
Circa 1490-1500
Of bright iron, each with tapering gutter-shaped cuff with central ridge and recessed border within a narrow angular outward turn at its edge, linked by four matching articulated lames, three of them shaped for the ulna, to a broad metacarpal plate embossed with V-shaped gores continued on the knuckle-plate and the two articulated finger-plates, hinged thumb-defence of three plates, and domed iron rivets throughout (one gauntlet probably of later date, some light surface pitting) (2)
25 cm.

Footnotes

  • Cf. a left hand gauntlet of similar but slightly later type exhibited in the Art Of The Armourer Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 19 April-5 May 1963 (cat. no. 12, illustrated)
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