Object Title

Rowel spur

Rowel spur



Object Number

VI.449 A


Purchased 17 March 1988.

Physical Description

Of silver, for a small child. Short neck with six pointed rowel.


RowelDiameter8 mm
NeckLength12 mm
BuckleLength27 mm
OverallLength56 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped inside, at the rear, TB in a recessed rectangle, for the maker, Thomas Bamford I.



The maker, Thomas Bamford, was from Utoxeter, apprenticed to Charles Adam in 1703, and his first recorded mark was entered in 1720. His fourth mark, entered 18 July 1739, appears on these spurs, at which time he was working from Foster Lane. He was a specialist caster-maker. See A.C. Grimwade, 'London Goldsmiths 1697-1837', London, 1976, No.2704, p. 194 and p.429.