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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 21

    A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD

    LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1762

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    A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD
    LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1762
    Silver maker's mark A.K, with Colichemarde blade with traces of etching (rust patches), fine silver boatshell hilt cast in low relief, the guard, quillon-block and pommel all decorated with pierced bold designs of martial trophies involving a series of monsters and mythical beasts, raised faceted borders, and the grip retaining its original patterned binding of silver wire and ribband, in its original leather scabbard with silver locket en-suite (scabbard damaged, middle-band associated, the chape missing).
    30 7/8in (78.5cm) blade


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