Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
The close-up of the mace in Memling's painting of 1467.
And contemporary illustrations two maces breathing fire - very similar to my MEYRICK piece, from Franz Helm's illuminated South German manuscript Buch von den probierten Künsten, ca. 1535, fol. 91v.
These are very similar to my MEYRICK MACE, with their barrel-like shapes and their iron bands, one of them set with spikes - and they are shown 'breathing' fire!
The date of that manuscript, ca. 1535, is adding another solid back-up to my dating of 'ca. 1540' assigned to the MEYRICK MACE.