Hilt from a Court Sword

c. 1790–1800
Support: Cut and polished
Overall: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.); Guard: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)
Weight: 250 g (8.82 oz.)
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The entire hilt is made of polished steel, with faceted steel beads of different sizes arranged in rows and rosettes to give the impression of a "jeweled" hilt. This was an object of great luxury to be worn only with a gentleman's formal attire at court.
Hilt from a Court Sword

Hilt from a Court Sword

c. 1790–1800

England, late 18th Century

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