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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 115

    AN ITALIAN SWEPT-HILT RAPIER

    EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN SWEPT-HILT RAPIER
    EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    With tapering blade of flattened-diamond section formed with a recessed ricasso, large iron hilt of slender rounded bars, including outer-guard of three concentric rings canted towards the pommel, the upper joined by a branch to the knuckle-guard, a pair of long straight quillons, large drop-shaped pommel formed as an openwork cage of spiralling bars enclosing an inner pattern of bars spiralling in the opposing direction, the grip formed en suite, and the hilt terminals and mouldings all of a similar openwork design (light pitting)
    46 7/8 (119.1cm) blade


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