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Italian (Linstock) Lance Polearm, 17th - 18th C.

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Start price: $2,200

Estimated price: $3,500 - $4,500

Buyer's premium: 25%

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Europe, Italy 17th – 18th century linstock lance or spear head polearm with a double edged spear, pierced central line with three connecting points, and openwork S shaped windows to either side. The base of the spiked head is carved with foliage patterns and twin upturned snake head quillon characteristic to linstock.

Lintstock refers to a staff weapon with a fork like end which would have pair of quillon that essentially allow the polearm to be used from a distance to ignite cannon or artillery. Size 91" L, spear head 16 1/2" L, 8 1/2" L

Private Southern California Collection

Condition: Very good with a replaced shaft in dark patinaed wood. iron straps appear shortened, delamination and wear