1971

Rapier with silver-colored metal and ebony handle, believed to be Spanish, 1600s-1700s.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:80.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 150.00 USD
Rapier with silver-colored metal and ebony handle, believed to be Spanish, 1600s-1700s.
SOLD
490.00USDto J****************** + (73.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 09 @ 18:50UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Rapier with silver-colored metal and ebony handle, believed to be Spanish, 1600s-1700s. 12.5 oz, 35-1/2" long. Very elegant piece with rusted (but intact) blade, ornate silver-colored metal crossbar, showing faces at ends, and crown-shaped pommel, with caduceus on one side, ribbed ebony handle in between with a cut or two but also intact, probably with an interesting history (especially to explain how the base-metal handle is unscathed but the blade is rusted) but no further information forthcoming on the certificate other than "recovered embedded in a Mangrove Root," presumably by Art McKee in the Florida Keys. With Kevin McKee (son of Art) photo-certificate.