Label

A skilled horseman, George Washington relied upon carefully chosen tack and accessories for his riding expeditions, whether inspecting his outlying farms or enjoying fox hunting with friends and neighbors. This pair of brass and steel spurs has a history of being owned and used by Washington.

Description

A: Brass and steel spur; the ten-pointed steel rowel is anchored to the end of the curved spur shank by a steel pin; the brass shank sits on a short neck that flares outwards as it abuts the heel band; the band narrows as it terminates in a horizontally oriented and integral buckle.
B: Brass and steel spur; the ten-pointed steel rowel is anchored to the end of the curved spur shank by a steel pin; the brass shank sits on a short neck that flares outwards as it abuts the heel band; the band narrows as it terminates in a horizontally oriented and integral buckle.

Date

1795-1850


Geography


Material/Technique

Brass, steel


Dimensions

Overall (A): 1 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. (3.18 cm x 8.26 cm x 13.97 cm)
Overall (B): 1 1/4 in. x 4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (3.18 cm x 10.16 cm x 13.67 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Howard Meriwether Lovett, 1926
Conservation courtesy of Dr. Thomas F. Cleary


Object Number

W-474/A-B


Colors (Beta)


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