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19th Century French Ambassador's Sword

S000057_French_Ambassador_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 French Second Empire
Min/Max date1 1851-12-02 - 1870-09-04 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 France Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Civilian Reference1 --
Outfit1 Emperor's household
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Beauvais Encheres
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 November 28 2015
Hilt type1 Pierced shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Octogonal flat
Pommmel type1 Coat of arms and crown Condition1 Excellent
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Triple edged
Fuller1 3 Information date 2015-01-24
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 93.8 36.93 78.6 30.94 80.3 31.61
Max width(cm/In)1 11.60 4.57 1.34 0.53 2.16 0.85
Max thickness(cm/In)1 4.50 1.77 0.77 0.30 2.41 0.95
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.63 0.25 0.93 0.37
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.41 0.16 0.76 0.30
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.05 0.41 1.37 0.54
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.53 0.21 0.92 0.36
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Triangle Rounded triangle
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Triangle Rounded triangle
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.42 0lb 15oz -- -- 0.09 0lb 3oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Beige leather
Bronze -- Bronze
Gilding -- --
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Features1 Imperial coat of arms Acid etching Floral design
Crown Floral design Arabesque
Floral design Trophy of arms Pearl
Fruits 5 mm ricasso Cross
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Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author

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