Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
One more detail of the patron.
Now let's start with the decoration on Italian maces, ca.1530-50.
First of all, I'd like to introduce you to some of their Late Gothic predecessors from the 15th century, starting with an unusually finely wrought sample which I photographed in the resereve collection of the Historic Museum of Lucerne, Switzerland. It still retains its original red lead (mimium) paint on the twisted haft (German: tordiert) plus the original cord binding covering the grip.