May 15th, 2014

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folio







1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden

This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique
from the 1690s.It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby
Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug.
Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps
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art-of-swords







Silver hilted Small-Sword


  • Dated: 18th Century

  • Culture: French

  • Measurements: overall length 88 cm

The sword has a straight blade of triangular section, deeply grooved at the base. The first part of the blade is finely chiselled with a lily and motto "Vive le Roy" on a side and a cross and motto "nunquam divella" on the other - both are placed between bands and floral motifs. The sword has a beautiful, silver hilt richly engraved and chiselled with floral motifs, wooden grip with iron wire binding and bands, plus a moor’s heads.