A German Silver-Hilted Small-Sword
Lot 25
A German Silver-Hilted Small-Sword
£500 - 600
US$ 820 - 980

Lot Details
A German Silver-Hilted Small-Sword
Circa 1750-60
With tapering double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section (some wear) etched on each side with a symmetrical panel of scrolls against a hatched ground, and on the rounded forte with the figure of Fame holding a shield bearing the crowned monogram 'FR' (probably for King Frederick the Great of Prussia, 1712-1786), all above a rubbed inscription in German, hilt comprising pierced side-loop joined to the rear quillon and knuckle-guard, globular pommel with button, and swelling solid grip, cast and chased throughout with rococo ornament in relief, nearly all against a punched fish-roe ground
78 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 122, p. 156
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