• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 24

    A GERMAN STEEL SEVEN-FLANGED MACE

    MID-16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GERMAN STEEL SEVEN-FLANGED MACE
    MID-16TH CENTURY
    The head with strongly shaped flanges cut with decorative tri-lobate ornament, with reinforced points and compressed button cap, tubular haft cut with spiral bands of decorative fluting, pierced for a thong, and fluted domed pommel with spirally fluted button finial (four flanges slightly chipped, another two with very minor damage)
    24 7/8in (63.2cm)


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    Exhibited

    In generally near-fine condition. Scattered light pitting. Six flanges with small areas of impact at the top. The surfaces generally bright.