• 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 300

    A GERMAN EXECUTIONER'S SWORD; AND ANOTHER IN LATE 17TH CENTURY STYLE

    THE FIRST LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY; THE SECOND 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GERMAN EXECUTIONER'S SWORD; AND ANOTHER IN LATE 17TH CENTURY STYLE
    THE FIRST LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY; THE SECOND 19TH CENTURY
    The first with flat double-edged blade with rebated tip, the forte etched with the figure of Justice on both sides and with pairs of rhyming couplets within the short fullers, the ricasso struck with a mark, iron hilt and moulded leather covered grip set between a pair of iron collars; The second with short blade struck with a mark on both sides and the hilt incorporating a seventeenth century crosspiece chiselled with monster terminals
    The first 83.4 cm. and the second 59.2 cm. blades (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    The Arms and Armour room
    (Lots 300-403)