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Lot 256: Gilded French Small Sword with Silver Grip

Elaborate Gilded and Chiseled French Small Sword with Silver Grip

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 256: Gilded French Small Sword with Silver Grip

Elaborate Gilded and Chiseled French Small Sword with Silver Grip

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Elaborate Gilded and Chiseled French Small Sword with Silver Grip

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Description:

Dating to circa 1770, the blade is 32 inch long, of tapering hollow triangular section and has gilded floral patterns with niter blue backgrounds, including a "vige/Landum" marking. The steel hilt has scenes of dogs, game, and foliage with gilt backgrounds. The grip is formed of silver ribbon bound with silver wire wrap and includes silver wire turk's heads at the guard and pommel. Scabbard absent.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 90% plus of the original gilt finish remaining, attractive aged patina on the silver, patches of bright original niter blue, mix of silver-gray and a dark brown patina on the blade along with mild oxidation/pitting, smooth brown patina on the balance of the hilt, and general mild overall wear.



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