France - Epée d’officier du service des poudres et salpêtre 1852 2ème empire - Broadsword

Description
France - Epée d’officier du service des poudres et salpêtre 1852 2ème empire - Broadsword
Fair

France, 2nd Empire (1852-1870)
Powder and Saltpeter Officer's Sword, Model 1852.
No sheath. Gilded (remains) bronze mount.
Bee pommel, joint arch decorated with interlacing
body features.
Pearl plate grip.
Symmetrical clamshell decorated with an eagle on a lightning flash
where the flash starts. Blade with three cutting edges with small
grey patina, the heel is signed “Couleaux & Cie à Klingenthal’’
90 cm (blade 76 cm)
Item is as shown in the photos.

Lot details
Country of manufacture
France
Weapon Type
Broadsword
Sub-type
Epée d’officier du service des poudres et salpêtre 1852 2ème empire
Condition
Fair
Overall Length
90 cm
Barrel/ blade length
76 cm
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