~ An interesting collection of four iron maces, dating from the late 17th to the early 18th century, with their original oak Dutch East India Company mace stand originally sourced from the Bundi Arsenal, Hadoti region of Rajasthan, North West India ~
The stand is made up of two discs attached to a central turned column with a finial above and stands on three bun feet.
The rotating upper platform has six holes to support the maces . These have iron reinforcements bar one missing.
The column has a central disc with iron stud flowers decorating the edges in groups of three.
A lower flat of the spindle bears the Dutch E.I.C. mark.
The maces are all of complementing designs. The heads are formed of eight flanges with a Khanda sword style basket hilt. One of the guards has a pierced design.
~ Dimensions ~
The stand has a diameter of 14.6 inches (37.6 cm) & a height of 27 inches (68.6 cm). It weighs 3.76 kg.
The largest mace has a length of 31.5 inches (80 cm). It weighs 1.24 kg.
The second largest mace has a length of 31 inches (78.8 cm). It weighs 1.82 kg.
The third biggest mace has a length of 28.5 inches (72.3 cm). It weighs 1.28 kg.
The smallest mace has a length of 27.5 inches (69.8 cm). It weighs 1.31 kg.
The set weighs 9.41 kg in total.
~ Condition ~
The stand remains in relatively good order, especially considering its age. The wood has some minor age wear. The base disc had a split along its diameter and has been reglued.
The maces are rusted. Two of the maces retain most of the original detailing, one mace has traces of the silver inlay. There is loss to the pommel on two of them.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £45 or the item can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We can ship internationally at cost.