Date of the Auction:
March 01, 2019 10:00 am PST

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Lot:3 , 16th-17th C. Italian Swept Hilt Rapier Sword, Maker Marked Blade.

Description:
16th-17th C. Italian Swept Hilt Rapier Sword, Maker Marked Blade. An unusual early example of Italian swept hilt rapier with an elaborate steel-mounted complex guard, featuring fluted and pierced decorations, braided steel-wire grip. Mounted with a very sturdy double-edged blade struck on one side with a maker's marks and large inscription MARIA, other side also having struck markings and letters IHS (Latin, stands for: Iesus Hominum Salvator (English: Jesus Savior of Men). Nice light patina and fine pitting throughout. Overall length 42". Blade length 34 3/4"

Estimate: $3000-$5000

Prebidding Ends: March 01, 2019 09:00 am PST

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