• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 376

    A DUTCH HUNTING SWORD; AND A BELGIAN HUNTING SWORD

    THE FIRST EARLY 20TH CENTURY; THE SECOND LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A DUTCH HUNTING SWORD; AND A BELGIAN HUNTING SWORD
    THE FIRST EARLY 20TH CENTURY; THE SECOND LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The first with etched polished blade decorated with game animals and birds and signed Frans Pauwels Hofleverancier te 's Gravenhage, white metal hilt cast in relief including shell guard applied with the arms of the Netherlands in silver, the quillons with dog's head terminals, lion's head pommel and mother-of-pearl grip scales, in its original scabbard complete with original byknife; The second with etched blade signed MJ. Chaunon Fabricant a Liege, white metal hilt cast in relief, the quillons with dog's head terminals, the pommel formed as a crown, carved ivory grip and in its original engraved white metal scabbard
    47.7 cm. and 55.4 cm. blades (2)


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