Fine Antique Arms & Armour

Venetian Schiavona Dating to the Early 18th Century Ref: 47.14


Price: £1,875

Item Description:


A good example of a Venetian Schiavona dating to the early 18th century. The hilt is a typical representation of the distinctive design of the Schiavona guard, in good condition, without cracks or repairs.


The hilt consists of a complex trellis of delicately formed flattened bars with rounded and well finished edges. The rear quillon terminates in a globular finial and a loop thumb guard is present inside the hilt. The brass pommel is fashioned in the typical cat's head shape with integral button and finished with a grotesque head either side. The wooden grip is baluster shaped and spirally fluted. It is damaged in part where a small section of wood is missing.


The double edged blade is of good quality with three short fullers near the hilt cut with rows of crosses and "ANDRIA FARARA" marks now very worn. The blade is of flattened lenticular section and is just over 30 inches (76.5 cm) long and in total the sword is just under 36 inches (91 cm) long. The sword is generally in good russet condition covered with an attractive and consistent brown patina with patches of light pitting on some parts of the hilt.


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