Object Title

Buff gauntlet

Buff gauntlet

Date

1631-1670

Object Number

III.822

Provenance

From the Bryn-y-pys Collection, 1853. Presented by Mr J Hewitt in 1862.

Physical Description

For the right hand. To a glove of fine leather is stitched a canvas over glove covered with small overlapping scales of buff leather, with a tuft of thread at the centre of each scale. The cuff is drawn tight around the wrist and forearm by five short laces on the outer edge.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length 14.3 in Weight: 11 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

J Hewitt, 'Notice of some examples of buff armour and of defences formed of scales of leather or of plate', The Archaeological Journal, xix, June 1862: 94

Notes

George Monde, 1st Duke of Albemarle writes in his 'Observations upon Military and Political Affairs', 1671, that the defensive arms of a pikeman should include 'A good long buff glove for the left hand'.