• 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 344

    A GROUP OF FIVE WOODWORKING AXE-HEADS, PROBABLY GERMAN

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FIVE WOODWORKING AXE-HEADS, PROBABLY GERMAN
    17TH CENTURY
    Each boldly struck with marks and decorative stamps, two pierced with a trefoil, two with an early short wooden haft (5)


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    Comparative literature for the two axe-heads with short wooden hafts: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the end of the Middle Ages, New York, 1975, p. 105.

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