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English Steel Spur Rowel

Auction:
2481
Lot:
221
Sold for:
$504$425

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2481
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 24, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

English Steel Spur Rowel, possibly 15th century, with traces of gilding, formed as a five-pointed star, dia. 1 5/8 in.

Provenance: Bearing handwritten paper label stating that the rowel was taken from the armor of King Richard III from a chest at Bosworth Church by the village blacksmith, John Wattis.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Bosworth Church, John Wattis, Richard III, village blacksmith, Gilding, Spur, Star, Western wear

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