lunedì 20 giugno 2016

Pair of Mitten Gauntlets - Austria 1420 1440

Pair of Mitten Gauntlets
Hand defenses

Probably made in Germany or Austria, Europe
Dated c. 1420-1440

Dimensions:
Right Gauntlet (b): 5 1/8 × 5 × 9 3/4 inches (13 × 12.7 × 24.7 cm)
Left Gauntlet (a): 4 1/2 × 4 15/16 × 9 7/8 inches (11.5 × 12.6 × 25.1 cm)

These rare gauntlets are of a type recorded on the funeral effigies of many German and Austrian knights, such as that of Peter von Stettenberg (died 1441) at Bronnbach, Germany.


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