An Italian Knightly Sword
Lot 185
An Italian Knightly Sword
Sold for £4,325 (US$ 7,269) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Italian Knightly Sword
Late 14th/Early 15th Century
With broad brightly polished tapering double-edged blade of slightly hollowed flattened diamond section struck with bladesmith's mark on each side, the forte on one side inlaid in latten with a gothic 'R', hilt comprising arched tapering quillons swelling over the forte on both sides and with scrolled tips, bottle-shaped wooden grip (some worming), and large circular pommel with shallow medial ridge on both sides and tapering up to an integral tang button (some pitting overall)
79 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For other examples see Lionello G. Boccia and Eduardo T. Colelho, Armi Bianche Italiane, 1975, p. 359, nos. 274-276 (illustrated)
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