A French Louis Philippe era officer's sword
Lot 3062
A French Louis Philippe era officer's sword
Sold for US$ 819 inc. premium
Lot Details
A French Louis Philippe era officer's sword
circa 1830-48
Slender 30 inch blade of hollow triangular section with 12 inch blued and gilt panel engraved with conventional motifs and maker marked SHF (Simon Helvig et Fils) above the hilt. Brass hilt comprising oval shell molded with rooster and banners; knucklebow with foliage and lion's mask; pommel in the form of a crowing rooster. Grip with mother-of-pearl plaquettes.
Condition: Blade showing minor spotting, the blued and gilt decoration faded. Hilt fine and showing traces of silver plating.
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Footnotes

  • Note: For a sword with this pommel and similar hilt, see page 401, Les Epees Portees En France Des Origines A Nos Jours, Jean Lhoste.
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