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Belgian Ambassador's Smallsword

S000119_Belgian_Ambassador_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 19th Century
Min/Max date1 1800-01-01 - 1899-12-31 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Civilian Reference1 --
Outfit1 Ambassador
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Stockholm Auction House
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Lot 462935, May 15 2017
Hilt type1 Single shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Wreath and ball Condition1 Very Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2017-06-03
Information source 1 Author 2 Source
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 97.4 38.35 84.0 33.07 0.0 0.00
Max width(cm/In)1 10.50 4.13 1.63 0.64 0.00 0.00
Max thickness(cm/In)1 4.70 1.85 0.52 0.20 0.00 0.00
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.89 0.35 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.25 0.10 0.00 0.00
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.15 0.45 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.38 0.15 0.00 0.00
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Hexagon
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Hexagon
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.53 1lb 3oz -- -- 0.00 0lb 0oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Brass Nickel coating Brass
Silver plating -- Silver plating
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Features1 Belgian coat of arms Acid etching Floral design
Oak leaves Floral design Geometrical design
Laurel leaves 49 mm ricasso --
Flowers -- --
Geometrical patterns -- --
Button -- --
Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
This sword was, given that it was bought in Stockholm, might have belonged to a Belgian ambassador to Sweden.

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