FRANCE, époque Restauration (1814-1830)

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FRANCE, époque Restauration (1814-1830)
Officer's sword, after a model of the First Empire. Gilt bronze mounting. Ebony fuse with squared and molded ornamented with a diamond in gilded brass. Guard with a twisted branch, a quillon with a dog's head and a pommel with a quarter melon, laurel crown and winged thunderbolts? Asymmetrical shield pelte with acid-etched decoration of a fleur de lys, with a phylactery engraved "Vive le Roi". Blade of triangular section with gilded trophies on a blued background in the first third. Scabbard in iron sheet metal with a strap, reported, dating from the late nineteenth century. Blade length : 80 cm - Total length : 93.5 cm. Probably missing a mother-of-pearl plate in the center of the rhombus of the fuse; wear to the gilding; branch damaged at its attachment near the keyboard, traces of old welding, to be reattached. Wear, oxidation and bumps to the blade, and long chip near the heel; oxidized scabbard. Provenance: Family of General Henry Eugene Alexandre COTTRET (1818-1881), who participated in the Mexican campaign, under Napoleon III.
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