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Ceremonial Halberd

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
239
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Ceremonial Halberd, Europe, c. 1600, tall spear above a pierced concave blade and shaped beak, rectangular socket and langets, mounted on an ash pole, overall lg. 81 1/4 in.

Provenance: Collection of George Snook, M.D.

Literature: Illustrated in George Snook, M.D., The Halberd and Other European Polearms 1300-1650 (Museum Restoration Service, Historical Arms Series No. 38; Bloomfield, Ont., 1998), figure 15, p. 10.
Estimate $700-900

Metal brown, points of blade and beak with minor bends, worm holes to base of pole.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

George Snook, Axes, Blade weapons, Dagger-axe, Halberd, Military history, Military technology, Pole weapons, Security, Snook, Spears, Bloomfield