Brass hilt, heavily gilt, modeled in high relief with a cock on heraldic bar, his foot on the globe signifying France over the world. The guard returns as dolphins, possibly for a naval officer. Knuckle bow with expanded medial decorated one side in classical armor, arms and flag. The other in navigation instruments: Telescope, dividers, protractor and rolled map. The balance decorated in rococo motifs, all with about 100% bright gold surface. Reeded mother of pearl grip scales. 32 ¼” concave faced triangular blade with gilt floral and military vignettes on blued ground. Blue faded and mixed with smooth gray oxidation. Very impressive.

Stock Number: A1889

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