26 mai 2011

A lot of a glaive and a halberd. Vietnam, 19th Century

A lot of a glaive and a halberd. Vietnam, 19th Century The first one having a long, curved, single-edged blade, engraved with floral motifs on the surface; the base in the shape of an in-the-round dragon, the blade coming out of its maws; tapering socket with rings. The halberd with and arrow-shaped cusp and a central, floral engraving, long neck with faceted knot, convex axe also engraved with floral motifs; at the base an in-the-round dragon's head, the beak in the shape of the animal's tail; rings at the socket. Both keep part... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2010

Arms of Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel @ Thomas Del Mar Ltd

A Brunswick state two-hand processional sword of the guard of Julius, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel (1528-89), N°. 237, dated 1573. photo Thomas Del Mar Ltd with straight double-edged blade of flattened diamond-section, rectangular ricasso formed with a pair of slender up-turned lugs in the middle, boldly incised with the crowned Ducal monogram, the number and the date within a linear frame on each side, iron hilt comprising a pair of ribbon-like quillons each interrupted by a fish-shaped moulding and... [Lire la suite]