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French Second Empire Smallsword

S000069_French_2nd_Empire_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

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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 --
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Boscher
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Lot 199, March 13 2016
Hilt type1 Pierced shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical
Pommmel type1 Eagle Condition1 Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Triple edged
Fuller1 3 Information date 2016-05-08
Information source 1 Author 2 Source
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 89.9 35.39 75.1 29.57 76.6 30.16
Max width(cm/In)1 10.80 4.25 1.73 0.68 2.44 0.96
Max thickness(cm/In)1 4.50 1.77 0.80 0.31 2.23 0.88
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.59 0.23 1.19 0.47
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.39 0.15 0.96 0.38
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.04 0.41 1.66 0.65
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.49 0.19 1.16 0.46
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 Black leather
Bronze Nickel coating Bronze
Gilding -- Gilding
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Features1 Eagle Acid etching Folliage
Flowers Floral design Pearl
Pearls 8 mm ricasso --
Oak leave -- --
Ivy ? -- --
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Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author

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