A German Hand-Pavise
Lot 232
A German Hand-Pavise
Sold for £9,600 (US$ 16,135) inc. premium
Lot Details
A German Hand-Pavise
Probably Late 15th/Early 16th Century Or Later
Of curved oblong form with rounded corners and broad central gutter, of wood lined with hide (the lower half an old replacement) extending around the outer edge, the front covered in gesso over canvas painted with a black eagle displayed charged on the breast with a white and black lozengy shield, all against an ochre ground covered with lighter dots and with a red border at the top, the interior with two original iron suspension staples and original X-shaped leather hand grip secured by iron nails
74 cm. high


  • For a very similar example formerly in the Rothschild Collection (inv. no. LR346) and exhibited in the Kunsthistorisches Museum (inv. no. A 2286), see Christie's London, Arms And Armour From The Collection of The Barons Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild, 8 July 1999, lot 79