Mace, Italian, Mid 16th c.
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