Object Title

Corseque

Corseque

Date

1540-1560

Object Number

VII.1405

Provenance

Purchased from the Beriah Botfield collection at Norton Hall, Northamptonshire, with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund, 1942 (Norton Hall No. 35).

Physical Description

Broad triangular blade with two side blades each blade with a medial ridge. The side blades have cusps where their outer edges meet the socket. Tapering socket; the langets have been broken off. Modern haft covered with red velvet, modern tassel.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 648 mm (25.5 in), overall length: 2623 mm (103.25 in) Weight: 5 lb 4 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, twice on each face, stamped: an unidentified and not immediately recognisable maker's mark.

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

Of similar form to the corseques, provisional type 3a ('bat-wing').