Bronze hilt, probably gilt originally, decorated throughout in foliage and figures. Faithfully reproduction of an example from a well-known group of royal quality. See Arms Bainche Italiane, Boccia, #403-8. The cross guard elegantly recurved with scroll terminals and double ring guards. 34 3/4" straight medially fullered blade decorated first half with scrolling foliage. Excellent throughout for the period and striking display.