A rare and superb 1814 Dutch Napoleonic Silver-hilted Infantry Officer's Sword
This is a rarely encountered Dutch Infantry Officer's Sword with a solid silver hilt, chequered ebony grip and inset silver lozenge. The knucklebow is deeply stamped with silver hallmarks that indicate a date of 1814 - please see this link for images of Dutch hallmarks of the period - http://www.925-1000.com/Fnetherlands_Date_Code.html. The pronounced letter "E" is identical to the Dutch hallmark for 1814. Another good link is here - https://www.zilver.nl/zilverkeuren/find/page=40.html. Also see image below of Dutch silver hallmarks for 1814 - they correspond to those on the knucklebow. The shellguard is decorated with a recumbent lion. The triangular blade has the remains of blue and gilt decoration and includes martial trophies, floral tributes and victory wreaths. The sword comes complete with its original silver mounted and black leather scabbard that is missing its chape. If you can source or craft a plain silver chape this would become a terrific piece - very few Dutch Napoleonic swords come onto the market and especially examples with silver hilts. With original brass museum/collection tag to the hilt.
Condition of the Sword
Sword in good condition for its age - blade with some wear and fading to blue and gilt. Scabbard missing the chape.
Specifications of the Sword
Blade length is 34 inches (39 inches overall).
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