Playboy’s catcall flowchart.
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Hunting Sword (Hanger)
- Dated: circa 1630
- Culture: British
- Medium: steel, wood
- Measurements: overall length 74 cm; blade length 63 cm; blade width 3.8 cm; hilt length 13 cm
- Inscriptions: on the blade, obverse; inscribed: FERARA; reverse inscribed ANDRIA
- Provenance: Gardner Sale, Sotheby’s 20/11/29, lot 20A
The pommel of the sword is made of steel and has the shape of an eagle’s head. The knuckle-guard curves outward at the top under the eagle’s beak and swells at midpoint to an oval cartouche crudely carved on each side as a human mask. The weapon has very short downcurled rear quillon, its terminal formed as an eagle’s head en suite with the pommel.
The large, sharply turned down shell-guard is carved on the outside ‘à jour’ with leaves and tendrils enclosing another mask, turned upward. Two of the tendrils end in grotesque heads are reminiscent of the ‘Babewyns’. The sword has a curved blade with a back-edge and a long narrow fuller against the back. On the obverse of the blade, lies an inscription, ‘FERARA’, and on the reverse ‘ANDRIA’.
Victorian Cinquedea Dagger
- Provenance: The William Ashby Collection
The Cinquedea (“five fingers”, in reference to the blade width) was a popular civilian sidearm originating in Northern Italy circa 1525-1550. This is a Victorian example measuring 22 3/4 inches overall, the blade is 17 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide across the base, with ten fullers on each side, arranged in four expanding rows from tip to base, the last two rows on each side are decorated with golden scroll and leafy vine patterns, extending 9 inches upward, surrounding a 2 inch wide scene of a Greco-Roman deity on each side.
One side features Jupiter/Zeus sitting in his chair, lightning clenched in his fist, while Aquila, the eagle responsible for carrying and guarding the bolts, looks on. The reverse shows Pluto/Hades seated on a throne with a scroll in his hand, while Cerberus, the 3-headed guard dog of the underworld, is seated beside him and a cypress tree in the background. The gold decoration continues on the guard and pommel, with a pair of smooth ivory grip panels fitted with cut-through metal disc accents.