The Wallace Collection

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Pommel
  • Pommel
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • North Europe
  • c. 1620 - c. 1640
  • Steel and gold, hatched
  • Weight: 0.34 kg
  • A869
  • European Armoury III
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Pommel of a sword, pear-shaped with eleven facets, and oviform button; entirely plated or overlaid with gold. The surface of the steel is hatched to secure the gold plating, differentiating this process from fire-gilding.

    North European, about 1620-40.