CATALOGUE

OF THE

COLLECTION OF LONDON

ANTIQUITIES

IN THE

GUILDHALL MUSEUM,

Prepared under the Direction of the

LIBRARY COMMITTEE

OF THE

CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON.

1908.


Extracts

p.32-33

ROMAN SHOES AND SANDALS.  
8 Child's shoe; the heel is of open-work, terminating in loops to fasten over the instep; 6 in. l. Pl. C, 15. London Wall.
31 Child's sandal; the heel is pierced with small squares, the front is pierced with large loops; 5 in. l. Pl. C, 14. London.

 

p.142-143

MEDIÆVAL BLACK JACKS AND CLOGS.  
  CLOGS  
9 Clog front, in elaborately pierced leather, the toe cut away to allow the point of the shoe to project through it; the sole was of wood, now missing, the long nails which fastened the leather to time sole being still in position ; temp. Edward III ; 4¾ x 4 in. Pt. LXXV, 8. Mansion House.
10 Clog, leather, imperfect XIII- XIV Cent.  
11 Clog, leather, with toe and heel straps; XIV-XV Cent. ; 12½ in. l. Pl. LXXVI, 7.
12 Clog, leather, for a pointed shoe, portion only; XIV-XV Cent.; 9 1/8 in. l.  
13 Clog, wooden, the leather latchets decorated with stamped designs XIV-XV Cent.; 10¼ in. 1. Pl. LXXVI, 9. Temple Gardens, 1868 ?
14-16 Clogs, wooden (three), XIV-XV Cent. ; 9 and 9¼ in. l.; Temple Gardens.  
17-18 Clogs (two), soles only, one with toe strap; XIV-XV Cent. ; 10 1/8 and 11 in. l. Monkwell Street.  
19 Clog, leather, with nailed heel and heel straps ; XV Cent. ; 9¼ in. l.  
20-21 Clogs, leather, two, portions only ; XV Cent. ; 8¾ in. l.  
22 Clog, wooden, made in two overlapping pieces, with leather hinge; leather heel and toe fittings; XV Cent. ; 10½ in. l. Pl. LXXVI, 5. Monkwell Street.
23 Clog, wooden, made in two pieces, with leather hinge and heel; XV Cent.; 9½ in, l.  
24 Clog, wooden, with large leather loop for toe, and leather latchet on one side; XVI Cent.; 8 in. l.  
25-26 Clogs, leather (a pair), the sides and latchets being covered with olive-green silk, edged with fringe, through which runs a thin metal band ; XVII Cent. ; 7¾ in. l.  
27 Clog, wooden, with circular hollow for heel and raised instep XVII Cent. ; 10 in. l. Site of New Law Courts.  
28 Clog, leather, the high portion within the instep being formed by a cork pad; XVII-XVIII Cent. ; 7½ in. l. Thames Street.  
29 Clog, wooden, formed of one piece of wood, the support to fit the shoe beneath the raised part of the instep is 2 in. h., the cavity for the heel being 1¾ in. ; it has leather latchets; 7½ in. l. ; XVII- XVIII Cent. Saint Pauls Churchyard.  
30 Clog, wooden, somewhat similar; XVII-XVIII Cent.; 8 in. l. Old Swan Lane.  
31 Clog, wooden, the toe and heel raised up with iron studs: the leather tag is perforated with nine holes, and is stamped with small floral devices, and the letters F. G. and other letters, now indistinct; XVII-XVIII Cent. 7 in. l. Moorfields.  
32 Clog, wooden, with heel sockets and stamped leather latchets, with silk ribbon tie; XVII-XVIII Cent, ; 8 in. l.  
33 Clog, wooden, with leather latchets, and oval iron supports; XVIII-XIX Cent. ; 9½ in. l.  
34 Clog, wooden, similar, with portion of iron beneath heel; XVIII Cent. ; 9 in. l.  
35 Clog, or patten, iron base, consisting of a large loop, with flat plates for rivets at either end ; XVI Cent. ; 9 in. l., 34 in. w. London.  
36 Clogmakers sign (?), wooden object, shaped like the sole of a shoe, with an iron staple at toe end; 15 in. l. Ludgate Hill  
  COLLAR OF SS.  
37 Collar of SS, fragment, with small brass letters attached ; 2 in. l. Pl. LXXIV, 8. Thames, Brooks’ Wharf, 1868.
J.B.A.A., xxiii, p. 282.
     
p.144 HARNESS  
46 Harness, portion, with diamond-shaped perforations; XV Cent. Pl. LXXV. 5.
47 Harness, breast-plate, in pierced leather, with metal mounts; XVI Cent. ; 26 x 2½ in. Pl. LXXV, 7.
48 Harness strap, with circular brass mounts alternating in design 9½ and 1½ in. l. ; two portions only. Pl. LXXIV, 2,11.
49 Harness strap, elaborately decorated with brass mounts of alternating design ; 1 in. w., 1½ in. l. ; portion only. Pl. LXXIV, 1.
50 Harness strap, ornamented with brass studs, beaded at the edge with copper centres ; 4 in. 1. ; portion only. Pl. LXXIV, 7.
51 Harness strap, with incised decoration, consisting of the figure of a boar and a mutilated inscription in Gothic characters "[mis]erere ...d”; 2½ in. l.; portion only. Pl. LXXIV, 9.
52 Harness strap, ornamented with large brass bosses of oblong form closely placed together; the bosses have a lozenge in the centre, with hollowed circles at the angles; portion only. Pl. LXXIV, 3.
53 Harness strap, portion, with brass mounts; 7½ in. l., ¼ in. w. Pl. LXXIV, 5. Thames, Brooks’ Wharf, 1868.
54 Harness strap, portion, narrow, with iron buckle; XVI Cent.; 11 in. l. London Wall.  
55 Harness, portion, leather; strap, with ring at one end, to which is attached a lozenge-shaped piece of leather; XVI Cent. ; 20 in. l. Tabernacle Street, 1902.  
56 Strap, leather, with iron buckle at one end; Tudor; 12½ in. l. Tabernacle Street, 1902.  
     
p.145 JERKINS  
57 Jerkin, portion, 9½ x 4 in. ; Tudor  
58 Jerkin, portion, slashed ; 7 x 3½ in. Tabernacle Street.  
59 Jerkin, portion, plain ; 10¼ x 7 3/8 in.  
60 Jerkin, fragment, with pierced scroll work ; XV Cent. ; 21 in. l. Pl. LXXV, 2.
61 Jerkin, back piece, decorated with slashed lines ; XV-XVI Cent.; 12 x 15 in. Pl. LXXV, 3.
62 Jerkin, side piece, with five bands of a perforated stellar design; XVI Cent. 23½ x 8 in.  
63 Jerkin, side piece, decorated with long and short slashed lines ; XVI-XVII Cent.; 16 x 12 in. Pl. LXXV, 12.
64 Jerkin, front and sides, decorated with short slashed lines ; XVI-XVII Cent., front 16½ in sq., sides 15½ x 10¾ in. Pl. LXXV, 9-11.
65 Jerkin, collar; XVI-XVII Cent. 16 in. l. Pl. LXXV, 1.
66 Jerkin, portion, with stamped device of a six-pointed star within a circle. London Wall.  

 

p.147-149

SHOES .
108 Shoe, portion. stamped and embossed design, a head on a bar within a circle or garter, with the motto, “Tout .... pou .... tout . “; all within a triangle, which also bears an inscription; temp. Edward III. Pl. LXXIV, 10.
107 Shoe, of pierced work, portion only; XIII-XIV Cent. Pl. LXXV, 6.
108 Shoe, pointed, with portion of lace; XIV Cent. ; 8 1/8 in. l. Fish Street Hill.  
109 Shoe, pointed, toe-piece, with stamped open-work design; XIV Cent.; 6¼ in. l. Pl. LXXV, 4.
110 Shoe, pointed, sole only; XIV Cent. ; 9½ in. l.  
111 Shoe, pointed, with ring for fastening; XIV-XV Cent. ; 10¾ in l. Sermon Lane, 1869.  
112 Shoe, pointed, scored down front, with portion of lace ; XIV-XV Cent. ; 10¼ in. l.  
113 Shoe, pointed XIV-XV Cent. ; 9½ in. l. Sermon Lane.  
114 Shoe, long-toed, of curved form ; XIV-XV Cent. ; 9¼ in. l. Pl. LXXVI, 6 .Moorfields.
115 Shoe, pointed, with stamped design; XIV-XV Cent. ; 11 in. l.  
116 Shoe, long-toed, upper portion XIV-XV Cent.  
117 Shoe, pointed, imperfect XIV-XV Cent.  
118 Shoe, long-toed, imperfect ; XIV-XV Cent. ; 9 in. l. Sermon Lane.  
119 Shoe, long-toed or poulamé. upper portion ; XIV-XV Cent.; 12¾ in. l. Pl. LXXVI, 4. Trinity Court.
120 Shoe, child’s, portion, with tag for fastening; XIV-XV Cent. 5½ in. l.  
121-125 Shoes, pointed (five), soles only; XIV-XV Cent.; 9¼ in. to 11¼ in. l.  
126 Shoe, pointed, with lace; XV Cent. ; 11¼ in. l. Pl. LXXVI. 10.
127 Shoe, portion, nearly the whole surface perforated with small lozenge-shaped openings, giving the design the appearance of network; XV Cent. (?); 6½ in. l.  
128 Shoe or clog, double sole only: XV Cent. 8¾ in. l.  
129 Shoe, pointed-toed; XV-XVI Cent. ; 7 in. l.  
130 Shoe, lacing up at side, with lace; XV-XVI Cent. ; 9 in. l.  
131 Shoe, wide-toed, the toe piece slashed down the centre: XV-XVI Cent. ; 8¾ in. l.  
132 Shoe, wide-toed, slashed across toe, with fastening strap attached in position; XV-XVI Cent. ; 9 in. l. Windmill Street.  
133-134 Shoes (two), wide-toed : with slashed toe, and strap and buckle 5¾ in. and 8½ in. l. Windmill Street.  
135 Shoe, wide-toed, with strap: XV-XVI Cent.: 7¼ in. l. Windmill Street.  
136 Shoe, wide-toed (child’s) ; XV-XVI Cent.; 6½ in. 1. Windmill Street.  
137 Shoe, wide-toed, portion; with slashed stellar design; XV-XVI Cent. Windmill Street.  
138-139 Shoes. child’s (two), wide-toed; with slashed and perforated toe; imperfect; XV-XVI Cent. ; 5¾ in. I. Windmill Street.  
140 Shoe, round-toed, upper portion, slashed for lace round ankle 5¼ in. l. Pl. LXXVI. 15. Sermon Lane, 1869.
141 Shoe. wide-toed, slashed toe-[p]iece; XV-XVI Cent.; 5½ x 2¾ in. Pl. LXXVI, 1.
142 Shoe, wide-toed, toe-piece only, composed of several layers of leather. the upper one slashed ; XV-XVI Cent. ; 5 in. w. Pl. LXXVI. 3.
143 Shoe, another toe-piece, similar ; XV-XVI Cent. ; 4 in. w. Pl. LXXVI, 8.
144 Shoe, child’s; XV-XVI Cent.; 4 5/8- in. l.  
145-146 Shoes (two), sole only ; one clumped with additional sole and heel pieces, with large square-headed nails; XV-XVI Cent. ; 9 in. and 11½ in. l.  
147-185 Shoes, round-toed, upper portions, with slashed, scored, and stamped designs : thirty-nine examples XVI Cent.; 5 1/8 in. to 10½ in. l. Pl. LXXVI, 5,16. London Wall; Smithfield; Clerkenwell; Gracechurch Strict; Windmill Street; and other localities.
186 Shoe, child’s, upper portion, pierced with circular holes at the toes; two specimens ; XVI Cent.; 3¾ in. l. and 5¼ in. w. Windmill Street.  
187 Shoe, broad-toed; XVI Cent. ; 9 7/8 in. l. Fish Street Hill.  
188 Shoe, slashed, with woollen lining; XVI Cent. ; 9 in. l., 4 in. w. Fish Street Hill.  
189 Shoe, front slashed with vertical, horizontal, and diagonal openings; 9 in. l., 4½ in. w. Pl. LXXVI, 2. London Wall.
190 Shoe, broad-toed, with frilled edge. imperfect; XVI Cent. Fish Street Hill.  
191 Shoe, child’s, of similar type, with cork inner-sole, the heel has been worn down and repaired; XVI Cent. ; 5 3/8 in. l. Pl. LXXVI. 11. Fish Street Hill.
192 Shoe, child’s, similar to the above, with a fillet across the toe-piece; 5 5/8 in. l. Pl. LXXVI, 12. Fish Street Hill.
193-200 Shoes, broad-toed, imperfect (eight specimens) : some with elaborate pierced decoration ; XVI Cent. Fish Street Hill; Mansion House; and other localities.  
201 Shoe, heel piece, ornamentally embossed and scalloped along edge; XVI-XVII Cent.  
202 Shoe, child’s, with latchets ; XVI-XVII Cent. ; 4¼ in. l.  
203 Shoe, square-toed, imperfect; XVII Cent. ; 6½ in. l.  
204 Shoe, similar to above, imperfect; XVI-XVII Cent.; 5½ in. l.  
205 Shoe, of pink figured silk, with embossed leather design down toe and high heel ; XVII Cent. ; 6 7/8 in. l.  
206 Shoe, with high leather heel ; XVII Cent.; 7¼ in. l.  
207 Shoe, with cork pad between welt and sole ; XVII Cent.; 8 7/8 in. l.  
208 Shoe heel, formed of nine layers of leather, with eleven perforations for wooden pegs, four of which still remain; XVII-
XVIII Cent. ; 1¼ in. h.
 
209 Shoe, of green cloth, with pointed turned-up toe, and high heel: XVIII Cent. ; 9 in. l  
210-211 Shoes, satin (a pair) with buckles and high wooden heels; XVIII Cent.; 8¼ in. l.  
212

Boots; pair of jack boots, leather, with square toes; XVIII Cent. ; l. of sole and heel, 11½ in.; total height. 22 in.
Worn by Coles Child, a colonel of one of the regiments of the Trained Bands.

 
     
  SWORD SHEATHS  
217 Sword sheath (?), portion, ornamented with punctured volute pattern ; XV Cent.; 11 in l. ; Pl. LXXIV, 4, Royal Exchange.
218 Sword sheath (?), another strip of leather, similarly ornamented; XV Cent., 10 in. l. Pl. LXXIV, 6, Royal Exchange, 1841.
219 Sword sheath, portion, plain type; Tudor; 28 in. l. Tabernacle Street, 1903.  
220 Sword sheath, portion, decorated with a shield, charged with chevrons, lozenges and stars ; XV Cent. ; 6 1/8 x 3 in.  

 

p.158 MEDIÆVAL OBJECTS OF VARIOUS MATERIALS .
35 Flat cap, wool, with wide fall-down rim at back; XV Cent. 11½ in. diam. Pl. LXXVI, 13. Worship Street.
48 Cap, wool, close-fitting hood form, with fall-down back; XVI Cent. ; 10 in. diam. Pl. LXXVI, 14. Worship Street.

This specimen probably had a flat rim, now missing.

 

p.373

MEDIÆVAL KNIVES, FORKS, ETC.  
308 Currier’s knife, similar [with iron blade?], maker’s mark, R; 5¼ in. 1. London Wall.  
309 Currier’s knife, concave edge; maker’s mark, a crown; Tudor; 6 in. 1. Providence Row, 1870.  
310 Currier’s knife, iron, with slender tang for handle and brass ferrule; maker’s mark, a cross (?); XVI Cent. ; 7½ in. 1. London Wall.  
311 Currier’s knife, concave edge; maker’s mark, a flower; Tudor; 7 in. 1. London Wall.  
312 Currier’s knife, concave edge; with maker’s mark, an open hand; Tudor; 4¾ in. 1. Finsbury, 1870.  
313 Currier’s knife, similar, wooden handle; maker’s mark; 5¼ in. 1. Pl. LXXXIV, 4. Finsbury.
314 Currier’s knife, concave edge, wooden handle; maker’s mark; Tudor; 4¾ in. l. Finsbury.  
315 Currier’s knife, concave edge, wooden handle; maker’s mark, two symbols; Tudor; 4 ¼ in. l. London Wall.  
316 Knife, with slender tapering blade, wooden handle and brass butt; XVI Cent. London.  
317 Currier’s knife, iron, with maker’s mark; Tudor; 4 7/8 in. l. London Wall.  
318 Currier’s knife, deeply incurved edge; Tudor; 5½ in. 1. Finsbury  
319 Currier’s knife, iron, with broad triangular blade, and pointed projection at base for the hand; Tudor; 6¾ in. l., 3½ in. w. London Wall.  
320 Currier’s knife, similar. but broader; Tudor; 6 in. l., 4 in. w. London Wall.  
321 Currier’s knife, short blade, incurved edge ; XVI Cent. ; 6¾ in. l. London Wall, 1901.  
322 Shoemaker’s knife, iron, with curved edge, horned projection at back of blade, and short wooden handle; XVI Cent. ; 4¾ in. l. Worship Street.