Lot 3206

A magnificent Italian etched halberd, circa 1620

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A94aw | Live auction | 162 Lots

Description

Long, quadrangular thrusting spike, extending via a medial ridge of square cross-section, divided into four segments, to a banded, conical socket. The openwork, concave axe blade with an openwork fluke on the back. Lavish, etched geometric décor on a black background on the tip, medial ridge and socket, the axe blade and fluke with elaborate etched and engraved representations of dragons. Long side straps. The original haft with a metal weave lanyard, closely studded with brass nails and bearing the remnants of a velvet cover (scuffed). Length 261 cm. Exceptionally fine halberd, which was probably used by the trabant guard of a ruler or dignitary.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

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