An English Rapier
Lot 139
An English Rapier
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,718) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An English Rapier
Circa 1640
With tapering double-edged blade of flattened hollowed diamond section, iron hilt (some pitting) comprising shallow shell-guard (minor damage) embossed, pierced and chased with a grotesque mask amid foliage on each side, an outer side-ring above on the outside chiselled with a monster at the centre, knuckle-guard and down-bent rear quillon en suite, inner thumb-ring, globular pommel with large button finial and chiselled with punched scales, acanthus foliage above, and later spirally-twist horn grip
78.8 cm. blade
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