Antique Polish Hungarian Mace Buzdygan 16th – 18th c
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Rare Antique 16th – 18th century Polish –Hungarian Horseman combat mace Buzdygan. DETAILS: A pear -shaped iron head formed of six sturdy flanges, decorated with lightly damascened silver scrollwork foliage, a domed central finial, on its original wooden haft covered with fabric, with a long tubular iron socket, and grip fitted with a single full-length iron strap between.
REFERENCES: (1) An almost identical Buzdygan – Mace dated by museum experts to the 16th century is published in the Slovenian Museum catalogue, “Oro˛je Katalog Razstave Pokrajinski Muzej Celje” by Tatjana Badovinac, Janko Jeličić. Ministrstvo za kulturo Republike Slovenije, Mestna občina Celje. 2006.
The buyer will be provided with a copy of the page from the mentioned catalogue together with a certificate of authenticity.
(2) “Husaria: The Winged Horsemen” by Anna Wasilowska
(3) “Stara Bron W Polskich Zbiorach: Zdzislaw Zygulski”
The Buzdygan is a mace bared by a colonel as a symbol of rank, and a sign of the officer's authority, as the commander of the Polish, Hungarians, Russians, and Ukrainians, during the 16th-18th century, of many different varieties and styles used by the eastern European cavalry commanders.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 60 cm (23 5/8 in). Height of the iron head including socket: 19.5 cm (7 5/8 in). Length of the flanges approximately: 8.7 cm (3 1/2 in).
CONDITION: In its original condition, no repairs or restorations whatsoever. Showing the age and usage with a dark patina, the silver inlay is partly worn, with black age oxidation, the fabric is with worn spots.
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