A South German Renaissance boar spear with etched blade, circa 1560/70
From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots
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The broad, double-edged blade with pronounced fullers and a smith's mark struck onto both sides. The octagonal, slightly conical socket with a staghorn cross bar attached to the side. Fine black etchings on both sides with floral tendrils amidst scrolling bands, a central cartouche on each side of the blade with a depiction of a leaping boar. Original hardwood haft with a delicately chiselled pattern of scales, a cloth ferrule nailed onto the base. Length 172 cm.
A rare, early boar spear in princely quality.
Questions about the lot?
The decorative etching rubbed in places on one side of the blade. An old mounting perforation on the lower half of the shaft, cracked in places, a small defect at the end.