Object Title

Long left elbow gauntlet

Long left elbow gauntlet

Date

1660-1670

Object Number

III.3426

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 eighteen lining-rivets with square internal washers retaining substantial fragments of the leather lining band. The lower main edge is turned outwards on the inside where it is arched to accommodate the wrist; levelling at the front, for the attachment of the metacarpal lames and for the thumb scales for which a pair of internally round-headed rivets subsist. Each metacarpal lame overlaps upwards and is cusped at the centre at either side for the articulating rivet, each of which has square internal washers which retain fragments of the leather lining-band. A large knuckle-plate is similarly attached to the fourth lame. It has a traverse rib and is shaped fopr the knuckles, each of which has a rivet with a square internal washer retaining on the inside fragemnts of the leather for the attachment of the missing finger-scales.
It is heavily coated in black paint. The glove is missing.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 375 mm (14.7 in.), Width: 147 mm (5.7 in.), Weight: 1.09 kg (2lb. 6 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England