A Swept-Hilt Rapier
Lot 172
A Swept-Hilt Rapier
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,522) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Swept-Hilt Rapier
Early 17th Century, Probably Italian
With tapering double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section stamped with letters within the border engraved fuller on each side of the forte, rectangular ricasso struck on each side with five diamond-shaped marks within incised lines, hilt comprising bars of circular section with straight quillons swelling towards the tips, knuckle-guard with scrolled foliate terminal and linked on the outside by a curved bar to a large side-ring linking the tips of the arms, smaller side-ring below, and trifucated inner-guard linking the arms to the knuckle-guard, barrel-shaped pommel with button finial, and later leather-covered grip bound with twisted wire
95.8 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Carl Beck Foundation, Sursee (B.37), sold in these Rooms, 29 July 2004, lot 250
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