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Pair 18th century South American steel spurs

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Category
Reference
7340
Height
9 cm (3 1/2")
Diameter
5 cm (1 1/1")
Very striking pair of eighteenth century steel spurs from South America.with a wonderful gleam to the steel. The horse-shoe shaped part of each spur is made to fit onto the ankle of the riders boot and each end has a loop to accomodate the straps which keep the spur in place. The 24 spikes of each circular spur rotate freely.
Height
9 cm (3 1/2")
Diameter
5 cm (1 1/1")
Year
c 1750
Medium
steel
Origin
England
Condition
Extremely good condition with a wonderful gleam to the steel. Some inevitable damage to a few of the spikes. The tips of four of the 24 spikes are slightly shorter on each spur