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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 84

    A RARE SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD SIGNED WITH INITIALS BY THOMAS GEMMELL OF GLASGOW

    CIRCA 1709-20

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    A RARE SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD SIGNED WITH INITIALS BY THOMAS GEMMELL OF GLASGOW
    CIRCA 1709-20
    With double-edged blade stamped 'Andrea' and 'Farara' between a pair of orb marks within a frame of short fullers on respective sides, linear-engraved fluted iron hilt, the basket-guard signed with the initials 'TG' over 'G' stamped on the underside, matching pommel, and original fishskin grip bound with silver wire between shaped embossed silver collars
    33¼in (84.5cm) blade


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    Thomas Gemmell was admitted as a Burgess and Guild-Brother in Glasgow in 1709. See Charles E. Whitelaw, Scottish Arms Makers (ed. Sarah Bater), London 1977, p.217.

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