2 November 2005
A GERMAN GOTHIC AHLSPIESS; AND A GOTHIC LUGGED SPEAR, GERMAN OR SWISS
Each late 15th Century
The first with robust long spike of square section developing into a pair of long broad straps almost fully enclosing the staff and retained by an iron ribband spiraling over their full length: on its original pine staff (the lower 21in replaced); the second with tapering blade of flattened diamond section, short recessed neck, a pair of triangular basal lugs, one struck with a mark on one side, and polygonal socket with a pair of short straps: on later staff.
32in (81,3cm) and 31½in (80cm) heads (2)
The Harold L. Peterson collection , Christie's, July 5, 1978, lots 102 and 103.
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