Lot 1207

A Russian silver damascened berdiche, 16th/17th century

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A89aw | Live auction | 322 Lots

Starting Price € 5,000

Countdown for bids : 9 days and 6 hours left

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Description

The large axe blade with a strongly curved cutting edge, the lower edge riveted to the shaft. Semi-circular socket with a small flat hammer head on the back. Both sides of the blade with finely silver damascened, decorative tendrils on a finely chased background. A pattern of scales on the side of the socket, scrolling bands on the hammer head. Considerably shortened octagonal shaft, slight worm damage. The sides with finely carved ornamentation of galloping horses amidst floral tendrils, two lions and leafy vines on the back. Length of the blade 36 cm, total length 68 cm.

Provenance: Illustrated and described in the catalogue of the Charles Buttin collection, (no. 575), Rumilly, France 1933.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 322 lots and starts on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1001 - 1322. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.