Object Title

Gauntlet cuff

Gauntlet cuff

Date

1545-1555

Object Number

III.1250

Provenance

Presented 1947. From the W. Meyrick collection and that of Mr Francis Mallett.

Physical Description

Decorated with two etched bands of foliage.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length 81 mm, diameter 95 mm Weight: kg ( 0 lb 4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Notes

Probably the work of Anton Peffenhauser, the etching by J÷rg Sorg.
The etched design greatly resembles that on the armour of Don stefano Doria shown on p.15 of hte J÷rg Sorg Album. Where it is stated to have been etched in 1551 for the armour of Anton Peffenhauser. Portions of this armour are in the Armeria Reale Turin comprising a circular shield (F.43) the complete left arm (C115) and two gusets from the breastplate (C116/7) and this gauntlet may well belong to them.