Offered is a fabulous continental hunting sword from the 19th century depicting Zeus on the quillon and a dog head on the pommel. The followings are the specifications of this marvelous 19th century hunting sword:
Straight 25 inch single edged blade engraved with conventional florals and hunting motifs, one side featuring a dog with a bird in it's mouth, the other with the figure of a standing doe. Gilt brass-mounted hilt comprising quillon block molded in the form of a bearded mask, probably Zeus, the straight quillons of architectural form; scabbard locket and ferrule molded with bands of interlace, the pommel in the form of a dog's head; staghorn grip scales, the front side with brass escutcheon molded with a hunting horn. Brown leather scabbard, the gilt brass throat molded with foliage and fitted for a side knife, now missing, brass tip en suite.
Condition: Blade showing scattered small areas of staining/minor pitting. Hilt retains most of the gilt finish. Scabbard mounts retain some gilt finish.