Lot 1417 - A194 Arms & Armour Col. Sigrist - Thursday, 24. September 2020, 05.00 PM

HELBARD

Swiss, last quarter of the 16th century. Ringier-Zofingen.
Square tip, blade with straight edge, decorated with simple engraving and punctiform perforations. Beak-shaped hook. Punched mark: "square with a diagonal beam and three spheres (= simplified Ringier coat of arms)". Two langets and two shaft bands. Clamp and octagonal shaft, restored.
L 209 cm.

Provenance:
- Collection M. Sigrist, Lucerne.

Hans Ringier (mentioned 1538-1567), who was naturalized in Zofingen, held the office of mayor from 1587-1605. His sons Michael (mentioned 1546-1605) and Jakob (mentioned 1540-1586) practiced the craft of knifemaking and weaponry. They also produced halberds. Cf. Schneider, Schweizer Waffenschmiede, 1976, p. 176, incorrect attribution of the mark.

CHF 1 300 / 1 600

€ 1 140 / 1 400

Sold for CHF 3 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.