Lot 104

An exhibition quality 19th century French hunting sword, made by Coulaux Frères of Klingenthal. The 25 inch (64cm) blade with ribbon Damascus pattern in the steel, double-fullers and etched and gilded ricasso, showing foliage, a lion and a classical helmeted head, together with the maker’s name. The hilt comprises gilt brass cross guard and pommel, the latter in the form of a lion’s head, the cross with foliage and bears’ heads to both sides. The fluted grip being made of light brown horn. (1)

Estimate: £800-£1,000