First quarter of the 20th century. Flamboyant rendition of a Medieval broadsword with bronze hilt. The quillons formed as sea monsters, fish scale grips and pommel formed as a Spanish galleon with billowed sail emblazoned with a red cross. That image is emblematic of the "Spanish Armada" fashion which was popular in the early 1900s and used on everything from chair backs and lamps to ash trays. 27 1/2" d.e. blade with enameled decoration at the forte. Style specifically associated with premodern income tax wealth and seen in the mansions used in many early black and white movies.