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Sold for £2000
February 2016 Antiques and Collectables at 10.30am Sale

AN 18TH CENTURY GERMAN HUNTING KNIFE COMMEMORATING AUGUSTUS II THE STRONG (1674-1733), having all over carved bone handle, a guard and conical tapering scabbard, the handle with floral tipped knop carved with a profile portrait believed to be of Augustus Rex, within a vignette surrounded by acanthus leaves and flower heads, the scabbard carved with the Arms of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth depicting splayed white eagles quartered with Knights on rearing chargers, to the centre of the Arms of the Electorate of Saxony, all beneath a Crown, above a moustached, horned Satyr mask. The pointed double edged blade engraved with the gilded AR cypher of Augustus Rex, Elector of Saxony beneath a crown, overall length 43cm, blade length 29cm

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