Authentic, antique 17th century, Turkish Ottoman War Hammer with iron head, comprising a square faced hammer, balanced by a down - curved, beak-shaped fluke, of square section, chased and encrusted with brass strips on its wooden haft of circular section, fitted on the top with a domed silver cap, and a horn at the base.
REFERENCES: Similar examples of Turkish Ottoman War hammers are published in the following references:
1. The Turkish Sale Sotheby’s London, 11 October, 1996; lot 61 at a price of £ 2000-2500.
2. Thomas Del Mar London, 26 June, 2013; lot 70. Sold for £2,040.
3. Tron pamiątek ku czci "Najjaśniejszego, Niezwyciężonego Jana III Sobieskiego Króla Polskiego." " Throne of relics," in honour of, "His Royal Highness the Invincible, Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland." Page 226, No. 72,73.
4. Wojna i Pokoj: Skarby Sztuki Tureckiej Ze Zbriorow Polskich Od XV Do XIX Wieku.
Page 351, No. 262.
5. Regi Magyar Fegyverek, by Dr. János Kalmár. Page 37.
The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing the age and usage, some losses to the brass incrustation. Free of any repairs, except that the wooden haft had been lacquered some time ago.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length; 80 cm (31 3/8 in), length of the head; 14 cm (5 1/2 in).
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