An English 'Mortuary' Hilted Broadsword

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Lot 100
An English 'Mortuary' Hilted Broadsword
Mid-17th Century

Sold for £ 750 (US$ 972) inc. premium
An English 'Mortuary' Hilted Broadsword
Mid-17th Century
With tapering double-edged blade (tip missing) cut with two narrow fullers over most of its length on each side, the fullers on both sides of the forte indistinctly stamped 'Andrea' and 'Ferara', iron hilt comprising lightly chiselled solid guard with short down scrolled wrist-guard and old leather liner, tapering knuckle-guard flanked by two diagonal bars to bifurcated side-bars, the top of the knuckle-guard and side-bars riveted to the fluted globular pommel, and spirally-grooved bone grip (pitting overall)
79.4 cm. blade
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