A French small sword
Lot 5020
A French small sword
Sold for US$ 1,638 inc. premium
Lot Details
A French small sword
mid-18th century
Narrow and extremely flexible 31 inch blade with engraved decoration above the hilt. Russet steel hilt chiseled in low relief with florals, busts, panoplies of musical instruments and arms a la antique, all on a gold beaded ground and interspersed with gold panels. Grip bound with alternating band of woven silver wire and silver ribbon. Woven silver wire turk's heads.
Condition: Blade showing areas of light pitting, wear to engraving and some bending at point. Hilt with minor losses to gilding and some patination.
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