Lot 4268

A partisan for the trabant guard of the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, Sigismund III, Christoph von Schrattenbach, Salzburg, dated 1753

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Hammer price € 4,800

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The double-edged blade with double fullers on both sides. The grooved root with lavish chiselled and engraved décor. The Archbishop's coat of arms emblazoned amidst rocaille ornaments on the front, below which the year 1753. The Salzburg archdiocese's coat of arms amidst rocaille ornaments on the back, the barely legible maker's signature "M. Gizl" at the lower edge. Round socket with reinforcement rings, the later, black lacquered shaft with a yellow decorative fringe. The metal surfaces with a heavy grey patina, possibly pyre patina. Length 239 cm.
A Roman Catholic clergyman, Sigismund Graf von Schrattenbach (1698 – 1771) became Archbishop of Salzburg in 1753. During his tenure, both Leopold Mozart and his son Wolfgang Amadeus were appointed as musicians in the episcopal court orchestra.
Martin Gitzl is known to have been a gunsmith in Salzburg. Another of his works, also signed, forms part of the Kienbusch Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Other examples of this rare trabant guard's weapon can be found in the Bavarian Army museum in Ingolstadt and the collection belonging to the city of Vienna.

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