An Unusual Steel-Hilted Small-Sword
Lot 24
An Unusual Steel-Hilted Small-Sword
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,171) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Unusual Steel-Hilted Small-Sword
Second Quarter Of The 18th Century, Perhaps Danish
With slender tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section at the forte and etched on each face of the central section with panels of running foliated scrollwork on a gilt ground on either side of a narrow central fuller, and on each face nearer the hilt with a heart-shaped panel above and beneath an oval panel containing a Classical trophy of arms on one face, and Classical profile bust on the other, all on a waved gilt ground (some wear and surface pitting throughout), the hilt of hunting sword form decorated with raised faceted features cut in imitation of brilliants and retaining traces of original blued finish, comprising downbent shell-guard with raised ovoidal central panel, baluster rear quillon, shaped knuckle-guard with central faceted knop between 'S's', fluted globose pommel en suite with the shell-guard, and swelling wooden grip bound with twisted steel wire between faceted collars
72.2 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Boller Castle, Jutland

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 120, p. 156
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