DescriptionVictorian-Era Gauntlets Made in the Medieval Style.
A matched pair featuring rivets on collar and knuckle area. Each composed of five articulated wrist plates, missing fingers with the exception of one thumb [folded in]. Leather glove liners not present. See, A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times by George Cameron Stone [page 244 and 245] for similar examples and information. Stone notes; "Armor of the hands, Gauntlets as separate pieces of armor first made their appearances about the beginning of the 14th century."
Condition: Fair. Metal with pitting, rust perforations and mottled grey patina. Rust underneath. Traces of old leather straps near finger joints underneath.
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