Object Title

Long left elbow gauntlet

Long left elbow gauntlet

Date

1660-1670

Object Number

III.3421

Provenance

Returned from Dover Castle loan, 1989.

Physical Description

It comprises a single cuff, four metacarpal lames and a knuckle-plate. The tubular cuff, flaring slightly to the elbow, has an overlapping joint on the inside secured by six externally flush rivets. The upper main edge has a strong inward turn bordered by sixteen lining-rivets with square internal washers, of which four are missing, retaining substantial fragments of a leather lining-band, of which one at the back also retains fragments of the restraining leather tab. The plain lower main edge is arched on the inside to accommodate the wrist, rising at the front for the passage of the thumb and the metacarpal lames. Each lame overlaps upwards, and is cusped at the centre and at wither side for the articulating rivet, each of which has a square washer retaining the inside fragments of the leather lining-band. A knuckle-plate is similarly attached to the fourth lame. It has a transverse raised rib and is embossed for the knuckles, each of which has a rivet with a square internal washer retaining on the inside fragments of the leather for the attachment of the missing finger scales.
Each of the main edges of th egauntlet is bordered by a double incised line decoration. It is painted black overall. The glove is missing.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 410 mm (16.1 in.), Width: 150 mm (6.0 in.) Weight: 0.89 kg (1lb. 15oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

The inside edge of the cuff the third and fourth lames and possibly the first and secondm have three cuts each.

Associations

Places England