A French epee de ville
Lot 3060
A French epee de ville
Sold for US$ 409 inc. premium
Lot Details
A French epee de ville
early 18th century
Straight 29 1/2 inch blade of oval section with shallow 5 1/2 inch fullers. Iron hilt comprising guard with downcurving quillon; outer ring joined to the knucklebow with a second branch, the ring and knucklebow with central faceted panels; faceted olive-shaped pommel; faceted ferrules. Grip wrapped in green leather bound with copper tape.
Condition: Blade with smooth, mottled patina. Hilt with dark patina. Grip probably rewrapped.

Footnotes

  • Note: See Figure 358, page 203 in Les Epees Portees En France Des Origines A Nos Jours, Jean Lhoste, for a sword with similar hilt.
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