Full Details for Lot 869
Sale MAR11A Lot 869
English Civil War Mortuary Hilted Broad Sword with blade engraved Andrea Ferara Andrea Ferara, though by his name we might think him Italian, he was a famous sword cutter of Zaragoza, in Spain, who was the only one who in those times stamped his name on his blades, thus showing his own high confidence.
Born about the year 1555 from a family of armourers which had existed in Italy. Andrea Ferrara was in business with his brother Giovan Donato in Belluno, in Friuli, about the year 1585, long before which Ferrara blades were made.
This signature was however widely and frequently used freely by many makers as is the word Stradivarius on violins and does not indicate he made this sword
Removed from More Place, Wonham Lane, Betchworth, Surrey for convenience of sale. h:38 in.
Estimate £ 400-600
32" length of blade, signed both sides middle of blade, wood handle, no damage found.
Sold for £950
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