HALLEBARDE of PAREMENT
France, 17th century
Wrought iron, wood, fabric, nails
Visible dimensions of the iron : L. 73 ; W. 41 ; D. 8 cm
The wrought iron head is made of a long openwork stab engraved on both sides with floral motifs and a figure in feet in an oval medallion, the crescent-shaped axe is engraved with vegetal friezes and flower buds, the corbin's beak is entirely openwork with scrolls.
Traces of an old pigmentation on a gold background are preserved.
The head is mounted on an old octagonal wooden shaft with two inlaid bands, trimmed with red cloth and nails. It retains its hoof and its tassel of twisted bangs.
A symbol of authority, the halberd was a deterrent weapon that kept the crowd at bay.
Delevery information :
All items are sent by registered mail, insured.
Rates on request.
Delivery and installation possible.