Lot 4321

A silver-inlaid German/Spanish rapier, 16th/19th century

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


Double-edged stabbing blade with flat ridge and short fuller on both sides. The obverse struck with the signature "ANTONIO BAENA ME FECIT", the reverse with "VLEIS VIRGO MARIA IHS". The robust ricasso struck on both sides with the Toledo inspection mark and the mark of Antonio de Baena (cf. Seitz, "Blankwaffen II", figure 259, no. 10). Iron bar hilt dating from the 19th century cut with a silver-damascened flower relief. Iron wire wrap with Turk's heads. Well preserved weapon, the blade partially slightly pitted. Length 117 cm.

Condition: II Questions about the lot?

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.