Item ref: 3713
Private collection, Austria
Hunting-swords of the rococo period formed an essential part of the formal hunting wardrobe, suspended in a baldrick or crossbelt which was frequently embroidered with hunting motifs en suite with the sword hilt and its decorated blade. This silver-hilted example makes a further statement of exotic opulence by way of its tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl veneers.
Hunting-swords with similarly decorated hilts are found in several historic collections throughout the German-speaking regions.