An Incredible Pair of Cromwellian Gauntlets

An Incredible Pair of English (Greenwich) Cromwellian Gauntlets, Circa 1620-40.
£5,950.00

ID: 2682

Gauntlet for the Left Hand: 

With rounded elbow-length cuff of two pieces riveted together and each with turned upper edge, the outer one with medial ridge and pointed apex, the hand of six overlapping metacarpal plates and an embossed knuckle-plate, each of the former with low medial ridge, the main edges bordered by pairs of incised lines, with domed iron rivets throughout and the whole with a blackened finish.


Gauntlet for the Right Hand:

Formed of a flared and obtusely pointed cuff with a short fixed inner plate, fitted distally with an inner wrist-plate that extends over the base of the thumb, six metacarpal-plates, the fourth of which is shaped to the outside of the thumb, a knuckle-plate shaped to the individual knuckles, and scaled finger and thumb-defences, the main edges of the cuff formed with plain inward turns, accompanied in the case of the upper one by a recessed border, the subsidiary edges decorated with double and single incised lines, with domed iron rivets throughout and the whole with a blackened finish.


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