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A VERY FINE FRENCH SMALL-SWORD
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A VERY FINE FRENCH SMALL-SWORD

THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY

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A VERY FINE FRENCH SMALL-SWORD
THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
With associated blued and gilt double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section etched with sprays of scrollwork and cut on each face with a series of pierced fullers, iron hilt comprising double shell-guard, arms, quillon-block, lobed quillon, knuckle-guard and globular pommel finely chiselled throughout with blued scrollwork and Classical trophies of arms all against a gilt ground, and original silver-gilt wire- and ribbon-bound grip with Turk's heads
32¾in. (83.2cm.) blade
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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Lot Essay

A fine French small-sword with an associated blade of very similar form was sold at Christie's East, New York, 23 November 1988, Lot 162
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