Object Title

Right spur

Right spur



Object Number

VI.442 A


Purchased by private treaty, July 1982. Withdrawn from Sotheby's, 'Silver Smallwork', 13 July 1982, lot 462.

Physical Description

Small spur with straight sides of D-section, tapering towards evenly-set figure-eight terminals. Rowel bosses prominent and conical considerably worn down.


Dimensions: Overall length: 67 mm (2.6 in), Neck length: 28 mm (1.1 in), Rowel diameter: 14 mm (0.6 in), Span: 66 mm ( 2.6 in), Buckl frame: 2.8 x 2.3 cm ( 1.1 x 0.9 in), Length of stud attachment: 2.3 cm ( 0.9 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Each spur is stamped, inside the sides, with the lion, a C,WC and what is probably the leopard's head assay mark; read by Sotheby's as the London Hall mark for 1738, and the WC mark of Walter Crisp of London. The buckle frames are also stamped with the lion and WC.



For biographical details of Walter Crisp, see A.G. grimwade, 'London Goldsmiths 1697-1837, their marks and lives', London, 1976, p.480.
Valued as a pair with VI.442 B.