Object Title

Boot

Boot

Date

1660

Object Number

III.1956 d

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of Littlecote House, A6 Formerly Fenton's, London.

Physical Description

Made of jacked black leather. It has a broad flaring bucket top, a cylindrical leg, a one-piece foot with a square toe, a thick sole and a high, square, large heel. Above the rear of each heel is a reinforcing strip with a loop at the top.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 570mm; length: 285mm (toe to heel). Max width: 135mm (approx.) Weight: 1.9kg (4lb 3oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

A label inscribed 'Fenton, 11 New Oxford Street, Pair ú1, 12036'

Bibliographic References

P Connor (ed) All the Queen's horses, Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 2003:

Sotheby's, The Contents of Littlecote House, vol.II, 22 November 1985, lot 41. P.A. Spreadburt, Littlecote, London, 1979, p.5.

Notes

Associated with the armour of col.Alexander Popham. III.1956-8. A pair to 1956 e.wrongly marked with XVIII.9. relabelled correctly for audit