A group of 17th century sword hangers

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Lot 1100
A group of 17th century sword hangers

Sold for US$ 187 inc. premium
A group of 17th century sword hangers
Comprising: 1) Iron example, eastern Europe, having a triangular belt loop with pierced and brass stud decoration, the recurved suspension hook with central pierced rectangular panel and fluted knop finial. 2) Another, the long shaped belt loop decorated with incised geometrics highlighted with silver overlay; recurved hook with pointed finial. 3) Eastern example in brass, the triangular belt loop with simple incised lines, the slender hook with acorn-shaped finial. 4) Western European example comprising a steel belt loop incised with dentate and roped designs, the curled tip with crosshatched design and retaining a circular ring.
Condition: 1) and 2) Dark patina with light pitting, 2) missing much of the silver decoration. 3) Light marks. 4) Minor pitting.

Footnotes

  • Note: 1) and 2) of a type associated with the Polish/Cossack conflicts of the 17th century.
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