A Fine Scarf- Or Pillow-Sword
Lot 134
A Fine Scarf- Or Pillow-Sword
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,680) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Fine Scarf- Or Pillow-Sword
Mid-Late 17th Century, Probably North European
With bright sharply tapering blade of hollow triangular section with central fuller to the point on one side, forte of flattened triangular section above a fluted section with raised medial line, blackened iron hilt comprising slightly downbent lobed quillons each springing from a monster's mouth, chiselled with basketweave and with small button terminal centred on acanthus, the quillon-block chiselled in low relief on both sides with a female profile bust against a finely punched ground, globular pommel en suite and with button finial, and grip bound with twisted silver wire secured by a silver ferrule above and below
68 cm. blade
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