Lot 1286

An important German deluxe hunting hanger with handle and guard made of finely carved rhinoceros horn, circa 1680

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

Description

Straight, single-edged blade with a double-edged point and several fullers on both sides. Remnants of decorative etching with depictions of riders and the barely legible motto "Vivat..." on both sides at the root of the blade. The rhinoceros horn quillons carved in one piece, the guard plate in the shape of a recumbent lion. The slightly curved arms of the quillons flaring out into grotesque masks. The grip in the shape of a crouching lion, one paw raised. Small copper riveted disc. The hilt with minor knocks here and there, a larger chip on the reverse where the quillons joins the grip. Length 75 cm.

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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.