A dish-hilt duelling rapier
Narrow, unmarked 34 inch blade of oval section. Steel hilt comprising round dish, the exterior side chased with simple scrollwork and borders with punched decoration framing eight pierced panels; fluted quillon block chased with foliage and incorporating rings and short, recurved quillons with fluted finial; fluted pommel of elongated ovoid form. Grip wrapped in steel wire with wire turk's heads.
Condition: Blade with smooth, mottled patina. Hilt with dark patina and scattered light pitting.