The Wallace Collection

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Pommel
  • Pommel
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy, possibly Brescia
  • c. 1600
  • Iron or steel, chiselled
  • Weight: 0.04 kg
  • A879
  • European Armoury III
Commentary
  • Pommel, spherical, hollow, pierced and chiselled with scrolls of conventional foliage and acanthus leaves; the button is missing. Originally pierced for the end of a knuckle-guard, but the hole has been plugged.

    Italian ( Brescian ?), about 1600.

    A similar pommel, but of later date and inferior workmanship, formerly in the Schwerzenbach Collection, pl. XXXIII, 14.