Object Title

Rowel spur

Rowel spur



Object Number

VI.449 B


Purchased 17 March 1988.

Physical Description

Of silver, for a small child. Short neck with six pointed rowel.


Dimensions: Overall length: 56 mm (2.2 in), Neck length: 12 mm (0.5 in), Span: 42 mm (1.6 in), Rowel diameter: 8 mm (0.3 in), Buckle: lenght with tackle, 27 mm (1.0 in), Frame: 16 mm x 13 mm (0.6 x 0.5 in) Weight: 0.007 kg ( .25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped inside, at the rear, TB in a recessed rectangle, for the maker, Thomas Bamford I.



The maker, Thomas Bamford, was from Uloxeter, apprenticed to Charles Adam in 1703, and his first recorded mark was entered in 1720. His fourth mark, entered 18 July 1739, appears on these spurs, at which time he was working from Foster Lane. He was a specialist caster-maker. See A.C. Grimwade, 'London Goldsmiths 1697-1837', London, 1976, No.2704, p. 194 and p.429.
Valued as a pair with VI.449 A.