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Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Period Engraved Hunting Short Sword with Horn
This mid-18th century French Louis XV period hunting short sword features a 26 inch long tapered steel blade engraved with a crown and star on each side indicating that this piece once belonged to a noble. An engraved hunting scene with a wild boar and deer being chased by a pair of hunting hounds adorns one side of the blade. On the opposing side is the inscription in French "Pour un plaisir nulles douleurs ont les amants et les vasseurs" which translates to "For a pleasure, lovers and lords feel no pain" in English. The blade is affixed to a horn handle with bronze mounted hilt and pommel. An exceptional hunting sword, circa 1750.
- Of the PeriodLouis XV
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1750
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 31.5 in. x W 2.75 in. x D 1.25 in.H 80.01 cm x W 6.99 cm x D 3.18 cm
- Seller LocationFayetteville, AR
- Seller Reference Number19A172
- Reference NumberLU983215502832
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