An Impressive Sword

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Lot 77
An Impressive Sword
Possibly Italian, Late 15th Century

Sold for £ 23,750 (US$ 31,198) inc. premium
An Impressive Sword
Possibly Italian, Late 15th Century
With broad tapering double-edged blade with two deep fullers over nearly its entire length on both sides converging towards the point and forming a narrow medial ridge, hilt comprising slightly arched quillons of tapering diamond section drawn-out to a point over the forte on each side and with rectangular tips, later leather-covered grip, large faceted wheel pommel with deep circular recess on each side, one recess retaining its flint inlay, and prominent integral diamond-shaped button
82 cm. blade, 100 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from the dealer Castello, Copenhagen, July 1962

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 67, pp. 8, 55, 88 and 89, figs. 10, 23 and frontispiece
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