• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 40

    AN ITALIAN CUP-HILT RAPIER

    SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN CUP-HILT RAPIER
    SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
    With slender blade stamped with the bladesmith's name 'Antoni Peg___o' within the fuller at the forte, chiselled cup-guard involving a band of panels pierced with foliage, plain quillons and knuckle-guard with moulded tips, the pommel chiselled with scrollwork, and original spirally fluted grip bound with patterned wire and 'Turk's heads'
    44in (111.8cm) blade


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