London, South Kensington
18 June 2009
A COMPOSITE SPANISH CUP-HILT RAPIER
LATE 17TH CENTURY
With slender tapering blade struck with a mark on the ricasso, hilt of rounded bars with knopped finials, cup-guard pierced and chiselled with a broad band of scrolling foliage supporting a series of flowerhead roundels and the edge turned outwards, later pommel, and later wire-bound grip
41in (104.2cm) blade
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