A Venetian Shiavona
Lot 168
A Venetian Shiavona
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,151) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Venetian Shiavona
17th Century
With broad tapering double-edged blade with shallow central fuller on each side of the forte, one side deeply struck with an 'S' mark, characteristic iron basket guard formed of flattened bars and comprising three diagonal bars, one struck with an indistinct mark (possibly the Venetian arsenal mark), joined at the top to the knuckle-guard with small scroll terminal, corresponding inner-bar with central diagonal bar, inner guard incorporating a thumb-ring, three upbent leaf-shaped bars on the outside, downbent arms, small rear quillon bent horizontally, shield-shaped pommel with central boss on each side, and grooved leather-covered grip bound with twisted iron wire (some pitting overall)
87 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For a very similar example see Christie's London, Antique Arms and Militaria, 16 December 2003, lot 108
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