Object Title

Sword hanger mounts

Sword hanger mounts

Date

1550-1599

Object Number

IX.1261

Provenance

Ex Cripps Day collection, No. 42. Formerly in the collection of G F Laking (information written on backs of trays).

Physical Description

Set of nine pieces, all in similar style but not all belonging together. The main pieces come from the apex of hangers formed by the triangular arrangement of straps [some could be from D-shaped hangers? - PJL]. They are of blued steel, conterfeit damascened in gold with foliage and animal patterns. They are set in two small, shallow fitted trays of fairly modern date.

Associations

Places Italy

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974, p. 18, Pl. 23 b (except the pommel, top left) - 'second half of the sixteenth century'.