This pair of mitten gauntlets were originally from a full armor in the fluted style introduced about the turn of the century and popularized as Maximillian style. Many regard that armor as the pinnacle of achievement for the art. The fine quality and eminent functionality of these elements supports that view. Ex. Collection of Disney animator, Frank Thomas, noted particularly for his creation of the scene in Lady and the Tramp, where the two share a plate of spaghetti with an unexpected result.