• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 33

    A SPANISH CUP-HILT RAPIER

    LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SPANISH CUP-HILT RAPIER
    LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    With slender tapering blade stamped 'In Luctus Spes' on both sides at the forte, large plain cup-guard with turned cabled rim, the quillons and knuckle-guard with multi-stage terminals and pyramidal tips, faceted globular pommel, and original wooden grip and wire 'Turk's heads'
    43in (109.3cm) blade


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