A heavy Spanish sword with a gilt hilt, circa 1560
From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots
Hammer price € 11,500Show related lots
DescriptionSturdy, double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section. The upper third cut with double fullers and fine openwork. A dragon mark struck into the obverse of the blade. The Toledo proof mark and an illegible master's mark (fleur-de-lys below a crown) stamped on both sides of the sturdy ricasso. The iron swept hilt with heavy fire gilding (abraded in places). The grip with delicate gilt brass wire winding and Turk's heads. Length 109 cm.
The gilding is rubbed, otherwise good condition. Questions about the lot?