The only example we have ever encountered outside a museum or historic monument. The spontoon of characteristic form specific to about 1720 with fretted base leaf shaped point, recurved tip cross bar and tapered socket, on black japanned haft. 82 1/4” length. The head with original heavy silver overlay intact. The banner, 26 1/2” x 37”, overlaid each side with figure of the Lion of Bavaria. Each side with a transverse checkered band, one side with a single gilt panel to the middle. Worn, fragile and with a little damage as shown, this example is an amazing three century survivor which exudes the glory and romance of Bavaria during the period of the War of Spanish Succession and displacement of the Habsburgs by a Whittlesbach Emperor. It likely was hung with family arms banners in a territorial castle.

Stock Number: FNS4759

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