Rare 1st Restoration prize saber given by... - Lot 130 - Marambat - de Malafosse

Lot 130
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Rare 1st Restoration prize saber given by... - Lot 130 - Marambat - de Malafosse
Rare 1st Restoration prize saber given by the King. Beautiful straight blade with two gutters and point in the axis of the back of the blade. Marked on the back of the blade "Manuf.re R.le du Klingenthal Novembre 1814". Engraving in hatched baton letters "VIVE LE ROI" on both sides, with Louis Borson's inspection and acceptance marks. Three-armed silvered bronze mounting, guard plate framed by secondary arms rising from the main guard arm and bearing in a round cartouche the arms of France against a background of falling flags, said arms embossed in copper foil riveted to the plate. Handle covered with black basane and a copper filigree wire scroll framed by a copper wire. Quillon bearing a beautiful fleur-de-lys on the inside (thumb rest) and arched forward. Cracked black leather scabbard with three silver-plated bronze fittings, the chape and bracelet bear two pitons and two rings. The chape is engraved "Donné par le ROI au sir" (attribution pending). It is generally accepted that only 150 examples of this prestigious weapon were given by Louis XVIII during the first Restoration. (Condition 1-)
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