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A FINE & RARE FRENCH AGATE-HILTED SMALL-SWORD
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A FINE & RARE FRENCH AGATE-HILTED SMALL-SWORD

BY AUBRY LE JEUNE, PARIS, MID-18TH CENTURY

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A FINE & RARE FRENCH AGATE-HILTED SMALL-SWORD
BY AUBRY LE JEUNE, PARIS, MID-18TH CENTURY
With slender hollow-ground blade of triangular section with etched, reblued and gilt decoration towards the forte including a panel signed 'AUBRY LE JEUNE M FOURBISSEUR AU ROY DE FRANCE & Á LA FÊTE NOIRE PONT ST, MICHEL Á PARIS', agate hilt comprising symmetrical stylised double-shell guard, short quillons, one possibly replacing a knuckle-guard, slightly swelling grip and globular pommel, all with gilt-brass collars and finials (small repair to grip, minor chip), in original snakeskin-covered scabbard with silver-gilt mounts and two rings for suspension
28in. (71.1cm.) blade
Provenance
Sold in these Rooms, 27 April 1988, Lot 40
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.
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