An English Hanger
Lot 137*
An English Hanger
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,451) inc. premium

Lot Details
An English Hanger
Mid-17th Century
With curved fullered blade double-edged and widening towards the point, cut with a series of notches along the back and incised with waved lines between dots along the back edge on both sides, long ricasso struck twice on each side with a maker's mark, a crowned recumbent stag (?), hilt comprising lobed rear quillon with small button terminal, side-guard with central double swelling divided by a slender oval and enclosing a pair of short scrolls, knuckle-guard with central feature en suite and secured by a screw to the pommel, the latter with a beaked heart-shaped top and button finial, and natural buckhorn grip with central and basal moulded iron ferrules
58 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • The bladesmith's mark appears to be that of Jaspar Bongen. For what appears to be the same mark on a sword-blade in the Dresden Museum (inv. no. 638), see Albert Weyersberg, Solinger Schwertschmiede Des 16. Und 17. Jahrhunderts Und Ihre Erzeugnisse..., 1962, pp. 13-14, no. 16
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
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

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.

Contacts
  1. David Williams
    Specialist - Arms and Armor
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3807
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3932
Similar Items