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A SMALL-SWORD WITH PARCEL-SILVERED GILT-BRASS ROCOCO HILT AFTER THE GENRE PITTORESQUE, FRENCH OR GERMAN, CIRCA 1770

With slender blade stamped “En Tolido” (sic.) within the short fuller on both sides at the forte, gilt-brass hilt cast with rococo patterns of flowers and scrolls entwined in part about architectural ruins, with outer loop-guard widening in the middle to form a pierced interlace of ribbon gathered rosette-like about a single flowerhead, enclosing  a small shell-guard for the thumb, all cast in low relief and all set in contrast against a silvered pounced “fish-roe” ground.

Source: Peter Finer - Fine Antique Arms, Armour & Related Items 

Tagged: #Sword #Swords #Hilt #Small Sword #Fencing #Weaponry #18th century #arms and armour

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