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A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH SILVER-GILT HILT
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A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH SILVER-GILT HILT

SIGNED LAGARDE A PARIS PONT ST. MICHEL, PARIS SILVER MARKS FOR 1718-19

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A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH SILVER-GILT HILT
SIGNED LAGARDE A PARIS PONT ST. MICHEL, PARIS SILVER MARKS FOR 1718-19
With short tapering blade of hollow triangular section with remains of gilt etched ornament against a blued ground at the forte, cast and chased hilt including double shell-guard, knuckle-guard and flattened globular pommel decorated with Classical figures, the ornament on the pommel including a male profile bust within a cartouche, a royal crown and the collar of an order, and the base of the quillon-block signedin full by Lagarde, later wire-bound grip with Turk's heads, and refinished throughout, charge and décharge of Etienne De Bouges
26¼in. (66.6cm.) blade
Provenance
Sold in these Rooms, 27 April 1988, Lot 35
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