Lot 1407 - A194 Arms & Armour Col. Sigrist - Thursday, 24. September 2020, 05.00 PM

HELBARD

German, end of the 16th century, Kempten/Allgäu.
Long, square tip, inclined blade with slightly concave edge. Flat beak-shaped hook. Mark: "three-leafed clover with a short stalk, in a shield" (Claus Lerchli, Kempten). Two langets and two shaft bands, clamp. Original octagonal shaft is eight feet long.
L 232 cm.

Provenance:
- Collection M. Sigrist, Lucerne.

In the period from 1586 to 1591, Claus Lerchli from Kempten supplied Zurich with helbards, murder axes and bill hooks. Rare, hitherto unknown variant of a halberd produced by Lerchli, cf. Jürg A.Meier, Stangenwaffen aus Kempten für Zürich, in: Rapports 3 & 4, Schweiz. Waffeninstitut, Grandson 1979, pp. 213-224.

CHF 1 500 / 2 000

€ 1 320 / 1 750

Sold for CHF 2 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.