Lot 5003

A presentation bayonet from the Freikorps Petsch

International Military History from 1919 | A89r | Live auction | 900 Lots

Hammer price € 42,000

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Description

Nickel-plated blade of triangular section, both sides with decorative gilt etchings on a blued background and a Damascus pattern amidst floral décor, the inscription (tr.) "To mark the departure of the Company Commander - 23.7.19." on the obverse and "Kompagnie Eickenbrock - Freikorps Petsch" on the reverse. The supplier's name "M. Neumann, Berlin" on the back of the blade. Broken tang. The gilt handle with a stylised eagle's head, indicated push button and fixing lug, a chiselled/engraved Prussian eagle and floral décor. The quillons with laurel leaf décor in relief, terminating in a lion's head. Ivory grip scales with ornamental rivets. The black lacquered iron scabbard (partially retouched) with ornate gilt appliqués. Length approx. 39.5 cm. Unquestionably one of the most beautiful and decorative weapons of honour in our sales programme in recent years.

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The auction includes 904 lots and starts on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5904. 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.