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Lot 1016 - A202 Decorative Arts - Thursday, 22. September 2022, 10.00 AM


Swiss or German, 1st quarter of the 16th century.
Solid, short square spike, small, narrow trapeze-shaped blade with inclined, straight edge. Dent (sword strike?), upper and lower side of the blade slightly concave, beak-shaped hook over a long, narrow base, marked with a "U"–shaped mark in a pentagon. Two langets. Octagonal shaft highly restored.
L 191.5 cm.

- Collection M. Sigrist, Lucerne.

The helbard on offer is a rare early helbard from the time of Marignano 1515 and Pavia 1525. A weapon from the same workshop can be found in the Collection Altes Zeughaus (Old Arsenal) Solothurn and in the Metropolitan Museum, N.Y. Cf. Rudolf Beglinger/Marco A. R. Leutenegger: Die Stangenwaffen im Museum Altes Zeughaus Solothurn, Solothurn, 2004, p. 20, No. 3. John Waldmann: Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, Boston, 2005, p. 50, Ill. 49.

CHF 2 400 / 3 200 | (€ 2 470 / 3 300)

Sold for CHF 6 250 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.