Exquisite Chiseled Spanish Rapier, ca. 1640

Exquisite Chiseled Spanish Rapier, ca. 1640

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Exquisite Chiseled Spanish Rapier, ca. 1640
Exquisite Chiseled Spanish Rapier, ca. 1640
Exquisite Chiseled Spanish Rapier, ca. 1640
Exquisite Chiseled Spanish Rapier, ca. 1640
Exquisite Chiseled Spanish Rapier, ca. 1640
Exquisite Chiseled Spanish Rapier, ca. 1640
Exquisite Chiseled Spanish Rapier, ca. 1640
Exquisite Chiseled Spanish Rapier, ca. 1640

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Made for parade use, the finely detailed hilt is of cast and chiseled white iron, a media which allows extremely fine detail due to its hardness. Hilt features horizontally recurved quillons, pas d’ane connecting to asymmetrical shell guard, single side ring, and knucklebow connected to the base of the pommel; chiseled ensuite with fine acanthus decor. Shell guard pierced and chiseled with scrolling foliage and a coat of arms surmounted by a knight’s helm; quillon block with stands of arms. Remains of fire gilding on inside of guard. Grip wrapped with twisted iron wire and braided turks heads. Straight 33" blade with 7" central fuller, stamped "++++TOMAS + AYALA++++" on both sides. Kings head stamp on both sides of the ricasso. Ayala worked in Toledo and was the court blade maker to King Phillip II of Spain. He was active during the last quarter of the 16th C and first quarter of the 17th C and is considered one of the best of all European blade smiths. Near excellent condition; the hilt with very crisp decoration and the blade with only very minor pitting and age staining. With the custom coat of arms, this is likely a one-of-a-kind rapier, no doubt made for a very important and wealthy person. Overall length 40".

 

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  • Reference #
  • SR1127
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Militaria & Weapons
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • ca. 1640
  • Country of Origin
  • Spain
  • Dimensions
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  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • VG+

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