The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Partizan
  • Partizan
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1580
  • Iron or steel and gold, gilding
  • Length: 84.3 cm, including socket
    Weight: 2.48 kg
  • Maker's mark: Dagger
  • A994
  • European Armoury I
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  • Partizan, with a long, tapering, two-edged head strongly ridged down the middle, with small curved projections in the lower part. The surface is decorated with a dotted ornament of scrolled foliage, straps and traces of gilding; a maker's mark of a dagger on each side; socket of ten facets pierced with two large, pyramidal-headed lugs; short side-straps. Faceted haft-ferrule.

    Italian, about 1580.

    Provenance: Louis Carrand (?) (une hallebarde gravée avec gland, 160 fr.; receipted bill [undated but attached to those of 1870]); Comte de Nieuwerkerke.