Object Title

Rowel spur

Rowel spur

Date

1735-1745

Object Number

VI.449 A

Provenance

Purchased 17 March 1988.

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

RowelDiameter8mm
NeckLength12mm
BuckleLength27mm
OverallLength56mm

Inscriptions and Marks

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

Associations

Notes

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.