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    Superb German Dish-Hilt Rapier, Circa 1660.

    A splendid example of German craftsmanship, this rapier has a slender, straight, diamond-shaped blade measuring approximately 33 5/8-inches, the rapier being 39 ½-inches overall. The gilded-brass hilt features a shallow dish guard decorated centrally with an oak leaf design and scalloped borders. A fluted ricasso is flanked by pas d'âne supporting fluted quillons and the knuckle bow. The grip is wrapped in alternating sizes of fine wire terminating into an elegant fluted pommel. An accompanying catalog record from a previous sale indicates that this rapier came from the collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein at Schloss Varduz.

    Condition: Near excellent. The blade has a smooth gray patina with a few trivial nicks. Traces of the original gilding remain on the hilt.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    12th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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