Lot 1228

A French medieval sword with brass pommel, circa 1350

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

Description

Double-edged blade with shallow fullers on both sides, the point broken. The quillons angled toward the blade, the arms extending evenly. The ends fragmented due to corrosion. Sturdy, slightly tapered tang. The circular disc pommel in bronze with a beautiful age patina, tapering to a point at the riveted button. Length 84 cm.
By all accounts, an underwater find in the Seine.

Provenance: In a private French collection, acquired from Drouot in Paris, auction on 27 April 1971, lot 449.

Condition: III - 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.