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Lot 0730
**Originally Listed At $500**

Europe, probably England or France, ca. 19th century CE. An elegant ceremonial sword with a narrow, straight steel blade and a polished bronze handle. A relief floral design decorates the broadest part of the blade, just below the guard. The handle is wrapped with a metallic thread, while the guard and pommel have light decorative flourishes. This type of sword is sometimes known as a spadroon, a light sword (also called a "small sword") with a straight blade. The spadroon became popular in the 1790s with military officers in England, and it quickly spread to France and the United States. Size: 4.5" W x 39.5" H (11.4 cm x 100.3 cm)

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection

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Small area of bending to the guard. The curved side of the hilt is lost. The guard is slightly loose. Otherwise in nice condition with rich patina on all surfaces.

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Elegant 19th C. European Steel Spadroon, Bronze Handle

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Oct 17