Thursday, March 27, 2014

old french fencing foil and mask

 for the romantic dueling types, one can never have enough long pointy épées around...
this one is definitely french [found at the mother of antiques fairs in Chatou outside of Paris], quite possibly 19th century and measures 43 inches/107.5 cm long [there is a name deciphered partially as "JUVENTZ" or "JOVENEZ" handwritten on the shield padding of the handle]
the metal mesh mask is in good condition with a linen throat guard hand-stitched on

both pieces at a gentlemanly price of 300 gold-coloured coins [loonies]

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