Lot 4314

A Styrian basket-hilted sword, circa 1580

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A83aw | Live auction | 414 Lots

Description

Sturdy, double-edged blade of lenticular cross-section. In the upper quarter narrow fullers on both sides, ricasso with surrounding decorative lines. Characteristic basket hilt with thumb ring and finger guard. On the obverse ridged quillons with grooved decoration, one arm slightly bent. Grip with wrap of iron and brass wire, Turks’ heads of brass. Square, tapered pommel with fullered edges. Length 97 cm.
Characteristic military sword from the arsenals of the Austrian military border during the time of the early Ottoman wars.
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General Information

The auction includes 416 lots and starts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 4001 - 4416. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.