Pair of spurs (espuelas)

1890–1910


Object Place: Argentina

Dimensions

24 x 10.4 x 7 cm (9 7/16 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

41.356a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, iron

On View

William J. Fitzgerald Gallery (Gallery 135)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

A pair of silver and iron spurs. A cast-leaf design forms the frame support for an iron rowel. An applied foliate design appears on the arch.


Spurs such as these were common in the late nineteenth century. Variations are still being made today.

This text has been adapted from “Silver of the Americas, 1600-2000,” edited by Jeannine Falino and Gerald W.R. Ward, published in 2008 by the MFA. Complete references can be found in that publication.

Inscription

None.

Markings

None.

Provenance

Collected in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves between 1898 and 1913.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel Cabot and Mrs. Roger Ernst in memory of their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves