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European Horseman's Saber

Auction:
3034M
Lot:
14
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
Sale #3034M - 3034M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 26, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

European Horseman's Saber, late 17th/early 18th century, iron hilt with pierced bilobate guard, curved blade with star and heart marks, overall lg. 36 3/4 in.

Provenance: Collection of George Snook, MD.
Estimate $800-1,000

Grip lacks wire wrapping, minor pitting on blade.


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, Blade weapons, Chinese swordsmanship, Dao, Hilt, Military history, Military technology, Sabre, Security, Single-edged swords, Snook, Swords