Lot 4352

An officer's small sword, reign of Frederick the Great (1740-86)

International Orders & Military Collectibles | A89m | Live auction | 454 Lots

Description

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?

General Information

The auction includes 454 lots and starts on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 4001 - 4454. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.