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3305M Marlborough
November 4, 2019 10:00AMCalender

Caribbean Cup Hilt Rapier

Auction: Sale #3305M - 3305M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 04, 2019 10:00AM


Caribbean Cup Hilt Rapier, c. mid-17th century, iron hilt, quillons, cup, and teardrop-form pommel, finely woven wire grip with brass ferrules, long double-edged blade with a central fuller, blade lg. 41, overall lg. 48 in.

Provenance: Rodney Hilton Brown Collection; The War Museum.

Note: For other examples see Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America, 1700-1821, by Sidney B. Brinckerhoff and Pierce A. Chamberlain (Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1972); a precisely similar example in the Arizona Historical Society Collection, Tucson, Arizona.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Hilt is a plum/brown color. Blade has some slight spotting but is in very good condition.

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Pierce A. Chamberlain, Sidney B. Brinckerhoff, Harrisburg, Tucson