Lot 3753

A German silver-inlaid rapier, circa 1600

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A80aw | Live auction | 590 Lots

Description

Long, double-edged thrusting blade of diamond section. A fleur-de-lys stamped onto both sides of the sturdy ricasso, together with the signature "SANDR*SCACCHI". The three-bar, iron knuckle-bow hilt entirely covered in ornamental silver inlays, the guard plate with multiple perforations, inset on the underside. The original wooden grip with spiral flutes, embellished with silver corded wire and silver dots. The hilt with a patina and somewhat grimy, covered with (later) black lacquer in places, but can easily be improved by cleaning. Length 130.5 cm.

Condition: II

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General Information

Our live auction "Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world" includes 590 lots. The auction starts on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:00 am (lot no. 3251 - 3840). The pre-sale viewing will take place from Wednesday, 6.11. until Sunday, 10.11., and on Sunday, 17.11.2019 from 2 to 6 pm (CET).