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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 63

    A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD WITH CUTLER'S SIGNATURE OF ISAIAH FLEUREAU, HAYMARKET

    LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS, CIRCA 1747-60

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    A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD WITH CUTLER'S SIGNATURE OF ISAIAH FLEUREAU, HAYMARKET
    LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS, CIRCA 1747-60
    Silver maker's mark I.R, with hollow-triangular blade, the hilt decorated with a series of military and other figures and trophies in low relief, original grip of patterned silver wire, and also retaining its original scabbard locket and middle-band, the former pricked 'Fleureau Hay:Market'
    32 3/8in (82.2cm) blade


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    Isaiah Fleureau (1703-75) was of Huguenot descent and is first recorded working in the Haymarket in 1747. One of his bills dated 1766 (total 3, 2 shillings and 6 pence for nine items) is preserved in The British Museum. See Leslie Southwick, London Silver-hilted Swords, pp.110-11.

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