18 June 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD
THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
In untouched patinated condition, with tapering double-edged blade cut with a short fuller, basket-guard of faceted bars carrying a pair of solid panels indented left and right, symmetrical side-guards, and original grip.
31 3/8in (79.7cm)
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Cf. Cyril Mazansky, British Basket-hilted Swords, 2005, p.82, D10c.
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