Lot 1381

An officer's small sword, reign of Frederick the Great (1740 - 1786)

International Orders & Military Collectibles | A83m | Live auction | 577 Lots


Double-edged blade of lenticular section. The upper half etched, gilt and with numerous engravings, among them cypher "FR" with "W" added at a later date, the lower half with four fullers segmented by a cut waffle pattern. Later brass hilt with acanthus décor and on the reverse symmetrical folding guard plate and grip with silver wire wrap. Length 101 cm.
Superbly crafted blade held in high esteem in accordance with the family’s military tradition and handed down to the heirs, with the cypher being adjusted to the respective sovereign.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

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The auction includes 580 lots and starts on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1001 - 1580. 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.