~ Circa 1760 Gold Inlaid French Officer Sword ~
This is an exquisite 18th century piece with a highly decorated blade.
On both side the decorations are similar depicting arms and standards and an angel in a garden, all surrounded by foliage.
At the base of the blade can be seen a Latin motto ‘hoc lumnie divinius’, that can be translated as ‘in the God’s image’.
The hilt is made of steel decorated with gold inlays and is grip is made of twisted silver and steel wires.
The sword comes with what’s left of its original brown leather scabbard.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade length is 32 inches (81.5 cm) and the overall length of the sword is 38.18 inches (97 cm).
It weighs 500 grams.
~ Condition ~
The sword is in very good condition for its age.
The blade has darkened but all its etchings are clearly visible. It is clean, free of nicks or rust.
Some of the gold inlay of the hilt has been lost over the time.
The grip is very good with almost no damage to the wiring.
The scabbard is worn.