An English Steel-Hilted Small-Sword
Lot 160
An English Steel-Hilted Small-Sword
£350 - 450
US$ 570 - 740

Lot Details
An English Steel-Hilted Small-Sword
Circa 1780
With sharply tapering blade of hollow triangular section etched and gilt with foliated scrollwork and rocailles on both side of the forte, one panel of decoration on each side within an oval framed by foliated strapwork on a hatched ground, bright hilt comprising slightly concave oval shell-guard with cusped border, oval inner gilt-metal plate partly fluted and pierced with a border of foliage, arms, lobed rear quillon, knuckle-guard with central diamond-shaped facet, faceted ovoidal pommel with button, and grip bound with twisted and plaited wire, and ribbon (minor rust patination)
77.7 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For a similar small-sword formerly in the Per T. Norheim Collection and sold in these Rooms see Fine Antique Arms and Armour ..., 29 April 2010, lot 51
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