Antique 17th -18th Century Polish Or Hungarian Mace Buzdygan Buzogányok
Antique 17th - early 18th century Polish or Hungarian mace "Buzdygan- Buzogányok " with a massive bronze head formed of twelve shaped flanges surmounted at the top by a domed cup with a small bun-shaped pommel. The wooden shaft is wrapped with brass tape riveted with nails and encased at the top with a brass socket and brass handle at the bottom, pierced with a hole for the suspension cord.
These type maces were used as battle weapons and bared by a high-ranking officer and were a very conspicuous symbol of his position as the army commander.
REFERENCES with a comparable mace:
1. A similar Polish Mace is published in the book "The Price Guide to Antique Edged Weapons" by Leslie Southwick. Page 255. No.805. Description: Polish brass mounted mace, 18th century. Rare.
2. A similar Mace from The Hungarian National Museum dated to; 1703-1711 A.D. is published in the book "Maces, War-Hammers and Topors from Hungarian Collections" by Tibor S. Kovacs. Page.141. No.50.
3. Another one published in "Régi Magyar Fegyverek" by Dr. Kalmar Janos page 25 Fig 19.
4. Украина- козацька держава by Володимир Недяк (Ukrainian Cossack State by Volodymyr Nedyak)
Please see the picture in the listing
The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.
Overall length: 50 cm (19.69 inches)
Height of the head including finial: 7 cm (2.76 inches)
Width of the head at the widest point: 7.2 cm (2.83 inches)
WEIGHT: 642 grams (1.41537 Pounds)
CONDITION: Showing age and usage, with old patina, split on the seam the brass handle, Age cracks in the wooden shaft.
Please see the pictures in the listing since they are part of the object's condition description.
PROVENANCE: This mace and other antique Polish arms and armor that I recently listed come from an old Canadian collection of Polish antiques and art.
We have attached to the listing a photo of this collection that we took at the time of purchase, showing this mace together with other maces, the second from the right side.