Pair Of Antique German 17th Century Thirty Years' War Cuirassier’s Stirrups

Pair Of Antique German 17th Century Thirty Years' War Cuirassier’s Stirrups

SKU: E905

A pair of antique northern German, 1st half of the 17th century Thirty Years' War period military armored stirrups for heavy cavalry (Cuirassiers). Each formed from a hand-forged blackened iron plate, reinforced at the front and the sides and the bottom of the wooden step plates with iron straps mounted in a heavy iron band with a suspension -loop, the interior is fitted with leather lining. Such armored stirrups supported and gave the horsemen stability in amour and well protected the feet in battle.

 

References: For related stirrups please see Hermann Historica November 8, 2013. Lot 3482: Ein Paar gepanzerte Steigbügel für Kürassiere, norddeutsch, 1. Hälfte 17. Jhdt. PRICE. EUR 1000.

 

Please see the link below:

https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/sporen-steigbuegel-und-trensen-ein-paar-gepanzert-3482-c-3cfb38ea15#

 

The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.

 

CONDITION: showing age and usage, slightly pitted, some dents. Wood step plates and the leather lining are well preserved. Some iron rivets at the base are missing; however, in good condition for antique iron combat stirrups, over 350 years old.

Please see the pictures in the listing since they are part of the description of the object's condition.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

 

Overall length: 29.5 cm (11.61 inches)

Height: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)

Width: 15 cm (5.91 inches)

Weight: 2.217 kg (4.89 pounds)

    $900.00Price