Sword, France (possibly made) Switzerland (possibly made), ca. 1760, V Swords were worn with civilian clothes as ‘small swords’, for self-defence and denoting status for the well-dressed gentleman. Small swords were items of male jewellery. By the 1750s, their elaborate gold and silver hilts, mounted with precious stones and fine enamelling, were the products of the goldsmith and jeweller rather than the swordsmith. They made fitting rewards for distinguished military and naval service.
A Beautiful Yet Intriguing Early 18th Century French Transitional Rapier On first impression, from photographs alone, this might appear to be a usual, very fine small sword, however, it is actually around twice the size in mass of a standard small sword, and thus, it is in fact a most scarce form of transitional rapier, from France, from around 1700. Although this is French, French makers were very popular in England, and throughout Europe
In about 1790, the goldsmith, Jean Ducrollay (1710-1787) designed these three designs for a mourning set consisting of a miniature case for attachment to a ribbon, a coffin-shaped snuffbox, and a small circular box. The designs are from an album of designs that date from about 1735-1820 and includes those for snuff boxes, scent holders, watches and watch cases, spoons, fans and fan mounts, small swords, and chatelaines (ornamental chains, pins, or clasps usually worn at a woman's waist, to…
Must see. Beautiful detail! A remarkable 18th century English silver hilted small sword in good condition with hallmarks for London 1764/5. The maker is William Kinman, one of the foremost makers of silver hilted swords in London in the 18th century, and whose work represents the highest standards of English craftsmanship. https://darksword-armory.com/
Beautiful and striking the Small Sword Pendant with White Pavé Diamonds features a stunning eye catching design and delicate pavé white diamond detail. 14K gold Available in yellow, white or rose gold Necklace measures 16" total Width 4.5MM (appro