Object Title

Stirrup

Stirrup

Date

1655-1665

Object Number

VI.327 C

Provenance

From the Morgan Williams and G.A. Lockett collections. Acquired in 1942 by the Ministry of Works.

Physical Description

Cast brass with enamelled and gilt decoration.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height (approx.): 180 mm. (7 in.), Width (approx.): 150 mm. (6 in.) Weight: kg ( 1 lb 7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Bibliographic References

James G. Mann, 'Stuart enamels' Country life, XCIII (12 March, 1943) pp. 480-481, at p.480, illus. fig. 2, and possibly fig. 6 (see Notes).

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate CLVI.

C. Blair and A. Patterson, ' 'Surrey' enamels reattributed: Part II, an illustrated list of known types', Journal of the Antique Metalware Society, vol. 14, June 2006, pp. 10-22, at p. 16 (col. illus. - hilt).

Notes

Valued with 327 A. anb B.
Another similarly shaped stirrup, decorated in green and white enamel, is in the collection of the the late Sir James Mann and is presently (at March 1998) on loan to the Royal Armouries (AL.23 189, q.v.), mntioned by Mann (1943, p. 480). Mann 'ibid.', p. 480, fig. 4 is captioned as 'brass stirrup with green and white enamel' appears at first site likely to be the Mann one but a manuscript correction by Mann in the R.A. Library copy has changed it to ''red' and white', and he has inserted at the end 'Tower', suggesting it is in fact another illustration of either VI.327 B or C.
For objects decorated in the same style generally (previously misleadingly called 'Surrey enamels') and their dating, see entry for IX.756, under Notes.