Lot 4396

A deluxe French hunting sword (Plaute), 2nd half of the 18th century

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A83aw | Live auction | 414 Lots


The slightly curved blade fullered on both sides, double-edged at the chape, the upper third etched, blued and gilt (abraded). The stamped quillons in fine relief (one arm cracked), made of gilt brass, embellished with rocaille ornaments, openworked in places. The grip made of carved staghorn, the pommel in the shape of three caricature-like faces, the gilt grip ferrule set en suite to the quillons. The leather scabbard with gilt brass fittings, featuring floral and rocaille ornaments on both sides. The by-knife and fork matching the handle, with knobs in the shape of bearded faces. Length 60 cm.

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The auction includes 416 lots and starts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 4001 - 4416. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.