Spurs and case

Object Number: 
1950.48a-c
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Steel, leather
Dimensions: 
each spur: 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 5/8 in.; case: 7 1/4 x 4 x 3/4 in.
Marks: 
stamped: center of arch: "PEAL/ 11941/ STEEL"
Description: 
Steel arched-band spurs; cylindrical spurs fittted with a ball head with a spiked dial through its center; two round buttons at the band ends; leather boot strap and buckle attached to the buttons. Leather case conforming to the shape of the spurs with a pocket for each.
Gallery Label: 
These spurs were worn by Philip Sawyer when he rode in Central Park. Mr. Sawyer was the father of the donor and one of the architects of the New-York Historical Society's Central Park West building.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mildred Sawyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group