Facing sword. Spindle covered with tortoiseshell... - Lot 201 - Pichon & Noudel-Deniau (Azur Enchères)

Lot 201
Go to lot
Estimation :
3000 - 5000 EUR
Result without fees
Result : 11 000EUR
Facing sword. Spindle covered with tortoiseshell... - Lot 201 - Pichon & Noudel-Deniau (Azur Enchères)
Facing sword. Spindle covered with tortoiseshell plates (some of the plates are missing), adorned at the top with two flanged rings and at the bottom with a ring inscribed "OPUS DONATELLI FLO". Chased ormolu mount, pommel decorated with cherubs supporting a grimacing mask. Body knot guard and two straight, cut-out quillons decorated with cherubs and divinities. Later screw-mounted with a ridged blade and median gutter. L. Blade: 91 cm Total length: 112.5 cm A.B.E. In the taste of the early 16th century, later Italian manufacture (probably 18th century). Related work : -A sword with an identical hilt, formerly attributed to Donatello in the collections of the Armeria Reale in Turin (inventory G 79), but now given to Andréa Briosco (Il Riccio), active in the early 16th century for the hilt, while the blade and spindle are from the 19th century. -An identical guard on a sword from the Wallace collection (inventory A512), dated 19th century for the frame and 17th century for the blade. History: On the subject of the Turin sword, Raffaele Erculei (Director of the Museo Artistico-Industrial in Rome) wrote in Le courrier de l'art (1896) about the Royal Museum of Armor in Turin and the Venetian Arsenal at the artistic exhibition of metals in Rome "Admirable, this sword set with the cross-shaped guard; octagonal truncated pyramid handle with two metal beads set in gold, and flat round bronze pommel; the pommel and guard are chased on both sides with loves and other ornaments in the purest Quatrocentist style. One of the beads reads: OPUS DONATELLI FLO(rentini)". Expert | Cabinet Jean-Claude Dey
My orders
Sale information
Sales conditions
Return to catalogue