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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 104

    A NORTH EUROPEAN SMALL-SWORD, POSSIBLY DUTCH; AND A COMPOSITE NORTH EUROPEAN OFFICER'S SWORD

    SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH EUROPEAN SMALL-SWORD, POSSIBLY DUTCH; AND A COMPOSITE NORTH EUROPEAN OFFICER'S SWORD
    SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
    The first with slender tapering blade pierced with a series of decorative slots and circular holes within the three narrow fullers at the forte, iron hilt including outer ring-guard filled with a sprung-in plate pierced and chiselled with monsters and a human medallion, fluted pommel, and iron grip; the second with tapering double-edged blade, iron hilt incorporating an outer ring and knuckle-guard each interrupted by bold knopped mouldings, bun-shaped pommel, and moulded grip with later wire binding
    28¾in (73cm) and 29 5/8in (74.6cm) blades (2)


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