A German Horseman's Hammer
Lot 57
A German Horseman's Hammer
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,531) inc. premium

Lot Details
A German Horseman's Hammer
Late 16th/Early 17th Century, Probably Saxon
Of iron, with hammer-head of tapering circular section encircled by an incised line and balanced by a beak-shaped fluke with turned moulding, the latter becoming stiff diamond in section and sparsely incised with lines, block-shaped socket fluted on one side, incised by a 'X' on the other and surmounted by a domed button finial, slender haft of circular section becoming square and incised with line borders above the grip, and wooden grip (wormed) between a disc-shaped hand-guard and pommel, the head with slender belt hook on one side incised with diagonal lines and with trefoil-shaped finial (some light pitting overall)
50.5 cm.
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25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

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