• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

    A CHISELLED IRON SMALL-SWORD

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CHISELLED IRON SMALL-SWORD
    CIRCA 1760
    With colichemarde blade etched and gilt at the forte, including the owner's crest, impaled coronet and motto 'Ingento et Cantore', and iron hilt decorated with rococo designs of trophies-of-war chiselled in low relief and parcel-gilt
    31 7/8in (80.9cm) blade


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    Provenance

    Major-General Sir Denis Pack, K.C.B. (7 October 1775-24 July 1823). This sword possibly a trophy of the British Campaign in Flanders.