The Comte de Vergennes’ Golden Sword: A Royal Gift

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Sporting a gold hilt, a magnificent sword evokes the role of the monarchy's key servants and the necessary overhaul of the King's household under the Restoration in France. Ceremonial sword, 1815, gold hilt, " tête de bébé 2 " test mark and other marks obliterated, turned blade, reptile skin covered scabbard, green morocco covered carrying case, total l. without scabbard 95 cm/37.4 in, gross weight without scabbard 544 g.Estimate: €120,000/150,000 This extraordinarily opulent weapon has remained in the family of its first owner until now, as part of what its members respectfully called "the Vergennes Treasure". The remarkable sword boasts

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