Lot 1236

A large two-hand sword, Brunswick, circa 1580

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

Hammer price € 17,000

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Description

Sturdy, double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section. Several offset fullers, a fleur-de-lys struck at the root, below which the inscription "IN TOLETO". The long ricasso finely engraved with decorative tendrils, the lateral, split guards in the shape of bird's heads. The extended quillons with broad, coiled ends. The guard rings on both sides entwined around the guard plates. Finely engraved embellishment, a lion's head on each of the guard rings, the finger rests in the shape of bird's heads. Stepped grip with original velvet cover under a reticular weave of iron wire (slightly damaged). Typical, hollow-wrought fishtail pommel (slightly loose). Length 182 cm.

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.