The head is etched with strap-work ornament and medallion portraits of soldiers wearing helmets, the barrels, lock-plates and socket similarly decorated,
mounted on its original haft in two pieces, joined with a collar etched en-suite.
South German, late 16th century.
Overall length: 86″
Retains nearly all of the original blackened background, one of the finest examples of its type known in or out of museums.
The collection extraordinaire of Major Th. Jakobsson of Stockholm. The collection was formed in the late 19th through the first quarter of the 20th centuries, by a man with impeccable taste. Dispersed, Sotheby’s, London, May 1932, Lot #74