• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 36

    A SPANISH RAPIER

    CIRCA 1650-80

    Price Realised  

    A SPANISH RAPIER
    CIRCA 1650-80
    With tapering blade of flattened hexagonal section stamped with the bladesmith's name 'Pedro del Monte' and 'En Toledo' within the fuller on respective sides, open-ended cup-guard formed of symmetrical up-turned convex plates, the outer chiselled with a rampant lion roundel in low relief within foliage, and with a series of looped slender bars at both ends, with quillons and knuckle-guard with knopped tips, incised compressed pommel, and the grip bound with patterned wire and 'Turk's heads'
    45 7/8in (116.5cm) blade


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