• 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 346

    A GROUP OF TEN AGED WEAPONS IN EXCAVATED CONDITION

    COMPREHENSIVELY 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY

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    A GROUP OF TEN AGED WEAPONS IN EXCAVATED CONDITION
    COMPREHENSIVELY 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY
    Comprising a long rondel dagger with slender blade, iron rondel guard, compressed domed pommel and retaining its original wooden grips, two ballock daggers, each retaining the original carved wooden hilt, another with later hilt, the grips and pommel from a cinquedia dagger, three military spear heads, a small knife, and the head of a whaling harpoon
    the first 53.5 cm. (10)


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    The ballock daggers: Comparative literature: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the end of the Middle Ages, New York, 1975, p.83, ill. no. 91

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