This pair almost identical and possibly by the same maker as a pair in the metropolitan museum in ny, ie. Nearly identical rowels and buckles, and finished on the inside of the spur. It will also show you what this pair of spurs would look like if polished.
Cast by a galvanoplasty or electrotyping process, utilizing a copper alloy, with electroplated silver and gilt. The only difference between the two pairs is the shield on the eagles chest on my pair, which might indicate the new york militia, im not sure..
This pair is in a amazing state of preservation with original working cast iron rowels. They also appear to have an untouched original surface.
One eagles head shows a substantial amount of original gilt. Last picture shows the pair in the met. Google eagle spurs metropolitan museum to see the full description.There they describe them as 18 th century but then goes on to say they were favored by confederate officers in the civil war. Confusing, but possibly made earlier. Maybe made and retailed by schuyler hartley and graham of new york city. They each measure 4 inches long by 3 inches wide. The item "Antique pair civil war officers eagle spurs with shield cavalry horse soldier" is in sale since Monday, April 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "deosil111" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.