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Gauntlet - A-371 Gauntlet - A-371-thumb-side

Gauntlet mid 16th c.

Western European, possibly Flemish. One piece slightly flared cuff extending over the base of the hand. Single metacarpal plate. Roped knuckle plate and a single finger plate. The finger plate retains pairs of rivets in each finger, indicating that it was originally equiped with scaled finger plates for the individual fingers. The border of the cuff formed with a file roped inward turn and a doubly recessed border. Edges of the metacarpal and knuckle plate with scalloped edges. The overall form of the cuff and back of hand is similar to item number A-207. This one appears to be somewhat earlier.

Ex. Col. Norman Fargo who built a major collection including early pieces from the Howard Curtis collection.




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