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From the William Fagan Premier Collection

A unique example, perhaps made for the Imperial Guard. Iron head forged as a large fleur-de-lis slightly tipped forward like a church processional staff. The front was forged and skillfully chiseled with a high relief portrait, presumably Louis XVI, in profile in a cut-away coat with his arm at his side. In place of a crown, a hat, which doubles as the bib of a cowl surrounds the face of a man with features of a pig that rises above. The left base segment is chiseled with AG in the same fashion and form as the AN (Army National) marks found on other Napoleonic polearms. The integral socket is formed from an octagonal 17th-century gun barrel, complete with a dovetail for sight. Original blackened haft. With no comparables known, this example has puzzled experts for decades. The suggestion that it was used to lead the procession of aristocrats to the gallows is very plausible. The identity of the personage is subject to interpretation and conjecture, however, the message is clear, and the enthusiasm for its delivery is unmistakable. 87' 1/4" length.

Stock Number: FNS10604


or $900.00 + $327.27 for 11 months.

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For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

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