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

Price:  SOLD