From the William Fagan Ltd. Collection

This sword may be compared in detail to an example in the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan #1788, illustrated in Armi Bianche Italliane, Boccia. The blades are identical in form and workmanship, indicating that they are from the same work shop. This example has a 26” blade inscribed GIESU (sic) MARIA on the right and VERRA PORTO PACE CERCO. The blade is double-fullered with a serpentine motif in each fuller, full length. The flat between the fullers are decorated full length with a series if intricate repeated marks. The forward quillon retains considerable remnants of its original rich blued/black finish. The hilt decoration is floral themed and probably gilt originally which would have provided a brilliant contrast. A fine example of a weapon rarely encountered outside Italian museums.

Stock Number: FNS6714

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