A Venetian Or Dalmatian Shiavona

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Lot 117
A Venetian Or Dalmatian Shiavona
18th Century

Sold for £ 1,875 (US$ 2,578) inc. premium
A Venetian Or Dalmatian Shiavona
18th Century
With tapering double-edged blade (some scattered pitting) with shallow central fuller over each side at the forte, one side incised with an orb and cross mark, and with a running wolf mark on the other retaining some of its latten inlay, characteristic iron guard comprising a fan-shaped arrangement of five bars, each pinched in and joined at the top to the wide flat bar with three rows of chevron-like piercings, inner-guard with similar arrangement of bars, each linked together and enclosing a thumb-ring, curved rear quillon with button terminal, guard with terminal en suite wired through a small piercing in the brass shield-shaped pommel, the latter cast with a rosette on each side, ribbed fish skin-covered grip, and original leather scabbard-mouth cover at the base of the blade decoratively pierced on one side
94.5 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For swords of this type see L.G. Boccia, 'Les épées des Esclavons: entre Venise et Illyrie', Genava, XVIII, 1995, pp. 118-119
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