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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 34

    A GERMAN ETCHED HORSEMAN'S HAMMER

    LATE 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN ETCHED HORSEMAN'S HAMMER
    LATE 16TH CENTURY
    With conical hammer head and robust down-curved fluke formed in one piece, the latter of tapering stiff-diamond section changing to a rounded neck, fitted with belt hook on one side and retained by a domed cap, on its slender haft widening towards a rectangular base, fitted with small disc-guard drawn-up sharply to a point on the outside, decorated throughout with spiralling patterns of nodular tendrils arranged in panels within beaded and linear borders, and fitted with later fabric-covered wooden grip studded with nails.
    22 1/8in (56.2cm)


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