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Gauntlet: HEN.M.150-1933

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Gauntlet, for duelling, of fingered form, for the right hand. Formed of a moderately long, tubular cuff, three downward-overlapping wrist-plates, five upward-overlapping metacarpal plates, a shaped knuckle-plate, four scaled finger-defences and a hinged, scaled thumb-defence. The cuff is closed at the inside by an overlapped and riveted join. Its straight upper edge has a plain inward turn bordered by small stitching-holes. The inside of the cuff is crudely pierced with a large suspension-hole. The cuff, the wrist-plates and the metacarpal-plates are connected to one another at each side by sliding-rivets. The finger-scales overlap upwards whereas the thumb-scales overlap downwards. The knuckle-plate, the finger-defences and the thumb-defence are restored. The upper edge of the cuff is bordered by a pair of incised lines and further in with five incised lines. The lower edges of the cuff and the wrist-plates, and upper edges of the metacarpal-plates are decorated with pairs of incised lines. The wrist-plate is decorated internally with five transverse incised lines, suggesting that it has been turned inside-out.

Notes

History note: Mr James Stewart Henderson of 'Abbotsford', Down Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 8.7 cm
Height: 30.3 cm
Weight: 0.34 kg
Width: 9.0 cm

Relative size of this object

9 cm30.3 cm8.7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart

Dating

Early 17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1610

Note

North Italian

The gauntlet has a blackened finish that is now partly rubbed and oxidised to a russet colour.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint ( black) Ground Parts Thumb-defence

Materials used in production

Steel

Techniques used in production

Hammered : Formed of a moderately long, tubular cuff, three downward-overlapping wrist-plates, five upward-overlapping metacarpal plates, a shaped knuckle-plate, four scaled finger-defences and a hinged, scaled thumb-defence; hammered, shaped, riveted, with incised decoration
Formed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PB/51
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.150-1933
Primary reference Number: 18650
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 February 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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