A deluxe French small-sword with a chiselled hilt and etched apostles' blade, circa 1720
Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A90aw | Live auction | 116 Lots
DescriptionThe narrow, double-edged thrusting blade of flattened hexagonal section. Entirely covered in fine decorative etching with a depiction of the Twelve Apostles. A cartouche with a motto in Latin on both sides of the gilt ricasso. Iron knuckle-bow hilt with an oval guard plate on both sides. Chiselled relief décor of mascarons amidst leafy vines on a finely chased, gold-inlaid background. The grip with the original, elaborate iron wire winding and Turk's heads. Length 95.5 cm.
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