Object Place: Argentina
Overall: 22.9 x 9.8 x 10.2 cm (9 x 3 7/8 x 4 in.)
Medium or Technique
William J. Fitzgerald Gallery (Gallery 135)
An iron and silver spur. The spur is cast and finished in sections, with the silver rowel box designed as an openwork scroll that supports a starshaped iron rowel. This mechanism is soldered to a circular, scalloped heel plate that, in turn, is soldered to the arch that surrounds the rider’s shoe.
Collected in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves between 1898 and 1913.
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