Antique 17th century Islamic Turkish Ottoman or Hungarian Mace Topuz to sword. Rare Antique, 17th century, Turkish Ottoman or Hungarian combat mace, Topuz - Buzogányok. DETAILS: A hand forged, compact, bulbous iron head formed with an arrangement of robust flanges, with an integral socket of cylindrical section, wooden haft decorated with incised scrolls. REFERENCES: (1) A very similar Turkish mace is published in the Serbian book, "Weapons in the City Museum Vrac", page 60.
(2) A comparable mace is published in the Hungarian book Historical Exhibition, presenting pieces from Sandor Joths collection, Page: 74. Description: Hungarian Lieutenants mace 17th century. Please see the link below. Also, a similar Turkish Ottoman mace is published in Bonhams catalog, Islamic & Indian Art 19 Apr 2007 London.
Please view the link below. The mace was established as an Ottoman symbol of office from at least as early as the 16th century, carried by senior officers in war. In eastern and central Europe a flanged mace was bared by a colonel as a symbol of rank, and a sign of the officer's authority. CONDITION: Dark, heavy patination with age wear, some flanges in the iron head are missing. The wooden haft soaked with oil and waxed, is in fact, darker than shown in the pictures.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 45 cm (17 3/4 in). Length of the iron head including socket: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in). All items are guaranteed to be authentic antiques, and not reproductions. All our artifacts are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.Our business is based on a long family tradition of collecting fine European and Oriental Antiques and Art, with a special interest in Antique Arms and Armour. We have been involved in antique trading since 1970.
The item "Antique 17th century Islamic Turkish Ottoman or Hungarian Mace Topuz to sword" is in sale since Monday, November 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East".
The seller is "eclecticmuseum" and is located in Ottawa, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.