A Very Fine Irish Silver Hilted Small Sword with Scabbard.
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40” overall, 33”colichemarde blade etched with scrolls, celestial masks and a bird over the forte. Silver hilt with gadrooned borders cast and chased in low relief, comprising 'boatshell' guard, a pair of straight quillons with slightly recurved terminals, knuckle guard, a pair of small plain arms and spirally moulded pommel. The grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between moulded collars. In its tan parchment covered wooden scabbard with matching silver locket with belt hook and chape, the former punched with the retailer's details Berd Bennett Near Essex Bridge Dublin”.Retailed by Bernard Bennett, Dublin
Very fine stylish small Sword in very good condition. Scabbards of this age rarely survive in such good condition.