Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The finest carved ivory grip we've encountered.

    Silver Mounted French Hunting Sword/ Hanger, Circa 1760. The unique blade decorations imply that it was possibly produced for Ottoman royalty. 28" overall, the 22ΒΌ" blade with a wide shallow fuller running open to the tip. Decorated for half its length with fire blue, 70% of which remains. Embellished with Ottoman symbols including crescents, cufic symbols, and a bust portrait of a turbaned male figure. Blade fine, retaining traces of the original gilt with just some minor surface rust along the edge and a small patch of pitting at the tip. One piece hollow silver cross guard with scroll like quillons, and silver chain guard. The magnificent one piece carved ivory grip, in the form of an eaglehead, is delineated with feathers on the crown, exhibiting exceptionally fine workmanship. The open beak reveals a red dyed tongue. Silver side straps and elaborate silver ferrule at the base. Grip very fine with nice patina and just some minor age cracks but very sound. Wooden scabbard covered with embossed maroon Moroccan leather. Elaborately fluted, scroll edged, silver mounts with two carrying rings and a frog stud. Scabbard about perfect, just one minor bend on the tip of the lower mount. A striking sword, clearly produced for a patron of singular importance.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    25th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 964

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 5 days left to consign to the 2018 August 18 Americana & Political - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $619,240