antique vintage gothic midevil brass funeral gauntlet

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller chuckscollectibles (104) 100%, Location: Venice, Florida, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 283474493128 I HAVE HAD THIS ITEM IN MY COLLECTION FOR OVER 50 YEARS AND HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THIS IS A PERIOD FUNERAL GAUNTLET.IT IS MADE OF IRON.THE STORY IS THAT THERE WAS A PAIR OF THESE GAUNTLETS. AT THE FUNERAL OF A DISEASED KNIGHT THE BODY WAS LAID OUT AND A TOP ONLY SUITE OF ARMOR WAS PLACED ON THE BODY.THE ARMS WERE CROSSED AND THE IRON GAUNTLETS WERE SET ON TOP OF THE HANDS.THERE IS A I/2 HINGE ATTACHED TO THE GAUNTLET WHERE THE THUMB SHOULD BE.THIS TELLS ME THAT THE THUMB PORTION WAS MOVABLE AND ITHAS BECOME DETACHED AND LOST TO TIME.THIS GAUNTLET IS FOR THE RIGHT HAND.THE GAUNTLET WEIGHS ABOUT 3 LBS AND IS ABOUT 14'' LONG. THE DETAIL ON IT IS GREAT.I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS ITEM IS WORTH.I CAN ONLY SURMISE THAT THE BUYER OF THIS COLLECTIBLE WILL DECIDE THAT QUESTION.GOOD LUCK TO ALL If you are dissatisfied with this item for ANY reason, simply return it within 14 days for a full refund AND I WILL PAY THE RETURN SHIPPING COST! Style: GAUNTLET, Decade: 1600 s -1700 s ?, Maker: period armorer, Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original, Type: IRON, Color: IRON

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