A large South German two-hand flamberge, circa 1580
From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots
Hammer price € 13,500Show related lots
Sturdy, double-edged blade with a slightly serrated cutting edge on both sides. A stylised Passau wolf mark inlaid in brass on one side. The long, sturdy ricasso with short guards, the original leather cover with remnants of armoury marks. The quillons curving towards the blade, adorned with chiselled animal heads and decorative spirals. The guard rings heavily ridged on both sides with inserted fleur-de-lys motifs. Stepped, leather-covered grip. The double tapered pommel with chiselled foliage and spirally fluted, riveted button. Length 191 cm. Mighty, unusually large two-hand sword, the superlative blade with undulating edges, and an elaborately chiselled hilt.
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The leather cover of the grip replaced. Some of the brass inlays of the mark have been lost. The hilt re-blackened.