Lot 52

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

Hammer price € 13,500

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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.
Condition: II

Condition Report:
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.

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The auction includes 246 lots and starts on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4 pm (CET). The pre-sale viewing will take place from September 19 - 24, 2020 from 10 am to 6 pm (CET).