Early 18th C. German or Russian Agate Hilted Court Sword (ID: es941)
Early 18th C. German or Russian Agate Hilted Court Sword
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One of the finest European swords we've had the pleasure to handle. This example is a German or Imperial Russian court sword of beautiful form and design. The grip is composed of three pieces of matched pink agate of the finest quality carved for a pleasing grip and displaying a vivid and beautiful layered pattern emblematic of the finest 18th C. carved agate.
The mounts are mercury gilded brass in the classic 18th C. style. The blade is faceted and tapering. The scabbard features the original mounts but the crimson velvet appears to have been added later on to match the color of the grip.
A beautiful sword and worthy of the finest collections.
Overall length is 36", blade is 27".