Mace, Italian, Mid 16th Century

A finely formed seven flanged all-steel mace,  each flange swelling towards the tip and copper brazed to the hollow shaft, surmounted by a turned finial. The grip with interlaced strap work, terminating in a fluted ovoid pommel.  The shaft tapering towards the head, chiseled with floral branches against a stippled ground is pierced for a lanyard at the top of the grip.

O.A. – 24 1/4″  

See: Armi e Armature Lombarde – Lionello G. Boccia, Francesco Rossi, Marco Morin – Electa Editrice 1980 – plate 243, page 203 Maces in this superb condition are rarely found.

Provenance: A Swiss private collection

Price – SOLD