• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 49

    TWO GERMAN HALBERDS AND A CHINESE STAFF WEAPON

    RESPECTIVELY LATE 16TH, EARLY 17TH AND 19TH CENTURIES

    Price Realised  

    TWO GERMAN HALBERDS AND A CHINESE STAFF WEAPON
    RESPECTIVELY LATE 16TH, EARLY 17TH AND 19TH CENTURIES
    The first with long spike of stiff-diamond section, small axe-blade struck with a mark, the blade and fluke pierced with small holes, and a pair of long straps (haft replaced); the second with slender spike, crescentic axe-blade pierced with a saltire, a pair of straps and a portion of the original haft; and the last with moulded long socket fitted with a crescentic blade (haft removed)
    The first two 37in (94cm) and 28½in (72.4cm) heads (3)


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