• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 329

    A COMPOSITE GERMAN EXECUTIONER'S SWORD; AND ANOTHER IN EARLY 18TH CENTURY STYLE

    THE FIRST PARTLY LATE 17TH CENTURY; THE SECOND 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A COMPOSITE GERMAN EXECUTIONER'S SWORD; AND ANOTHER IN EARLY 18TH CENTURY STYLE
    THE FIRST PARTLY LATE 17TH CENTURY; THE SECOND 19TH CENTURY
    The first with flat blade with pierced rounded tip, cut with a gallows device on one side, a wheel of justice on the reverse, struck with a small mark below the hilt and both sides with traces of a Latin inscription at the forte, iron crosspiece with pierced terminals matching the blade tip, and later carved wooden hilt, the pommel formed as three human masks; And the second etched with both a gallows and a wheel of justice, together with rhyming couplets within a framework of scrolling flowers on both sides, and with brass hilt and leather covered grip
    The first 78 cm. and the second 81 cm. blades (2)


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