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Lot 139
A Netherlandish Officer's Spontoon, And A Pike
The First Dated 1784, The Second Probably 17th Century

Sold for £ 2,880 (US$ 3,513) inc. premium
A Netherlandish Officer's Spontoon, And A Pike
The First Dated 1784, The Second Probably 17th Century
The first with broad double-edged blade of slightly hollowed diamond section etched on both sides with a cross on a shield above the name 'Zwol', above the date on one side, swelling at the base and pierced with a cross between crescents, moulded side-lugs with faceted recurved terminals, tapering faceted socket with three turned mouldings, and long side-straps, on wooden staff of circular section with conical iron shoe; the second with sharply-pointed leaf-shaped blade of flattened diamond section, and open socket extended as side-straps, on faceted wooden staff (both with scattered pitting) (2)
29 cm. and 18 cm. heads

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    The first, G. de Vries and B.J. Martens, The Visser Collection, vol. I, part 4, cat. no. 1001, pp. 720-721

    Zwolle is a town in the province of Overijssel in the North-East of the Netherlands
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