Beautiful Marengo-style senior officer's... - Lot 382 - Thierry de Maigret

Lot 382
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Beautiful Marengo-style senior officer's... - Lot 382 - Thierry de Maigret
Beautiful Marengo-style senior officer's saber, chased and gilded brass hilt, two inverted quillons terminating in a fantastic animal's head, the one on the branch side fitted with a chain, pommel in the shape of a lion's head holding in its mouth a ring for securing the chain (modelled on those of the Manufacture de Versailles), body knot engraved with foliage and a flower, finely checkered ebony spindle; curved blade, gilded and blued along most of its length, engraved with foliage, trophies and a hussar charging, on one side, and on the other, foliage and the inscription: "QUI MEURT EN GUERE TRIOMPHE AU CIEL" (sic); Wooden scabbard covered in thick green shagreen, with three gilded brass fittings engraved with foliage and medallions, the first decorated with Justice in a cartouche, the middle with staff thunderbolts in a shuttle and, on the bolt, two oak branches linked together in a medallion, the first two fittings decorated on each side with a lion's head, one of the two bearing the lateral rings of the bélières, iron sting; length 101 cm. Directoire, Consulate period. Good condition.
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