Mount in gilded bronze. Guarded to a molded hollow and raised branch, wrapping itself on the top volute oval shaped and connecting to the pommel by a part also molded and ending with a volute square shape giving the whole style to this creation of the famous entrepreneur Boutet. Cruise of rectangular shape without decoration with lower half a mumps decorated in raised gadroons. Quillon similarly molded to the guard ending in an oval part covered with gadroons in relief and flat below. Embossed molded knob without decoration, with short tail, held on the rocket by means of a gilded brass nail on both sides. Ebony rocket finely carved from a series of scales in a cartridge lined with a flat molding. Curved blade with hinges, length 79.7 cm, heel width 2.7 cm, polished white without decoration. Steel scabbard signed in the top "Boutet Director Manufacre Artist in Versailles", with two gilt brass bail bracelets with bulging body lined with protruding moldings. Bone pitons with lozenge facets. Rings in gilded bronze. Golden brass snap ring with steel dart. Total H of saber with sheath 95.6 cm. H of the frame 15.5 cm. H ebony handle 6.8 cm, width of the handle at its base 3.8 cm, width of the handle at the top 2.3 cm. H bracelets of bail 2.5 cm, width 3.4 cm. H hooks 1.4 cm. Diameter of the bail rings 3.3 cm, ring thickness 4 mm. H of the rivet with the sting 15.3 cm, H of the rivet without the stinger 14 cm, H of the sting (including the part going up along the rivet) 7.1 cm. Good condition: the mount and the bail bracelets are in very good condition, slightly rubbed on the reliefs they have preserved 90 % of their gilding. The ebony handle is in good condition, it has three light and very little visible. Blade in good condition with oxidation of use, having kept its original polish. Sheath in good condition, without shocks or strokes, with oxidation of use, the signature "Boutet" is perfectly legible and indisputable. Bouterolle having lost his gilding. La France. First Empire. PROVENANCE: This saber comes directly from the family property of Pierre-Louis Harigeaud of Bousche Champagne-Mouton. NOTE: A copy of the same model presented as a saber of honor for the Citizen BLOU by Bonaparte, was sold at the Cheverny Auction House in 2012, lot 199. Another copy given by the Emperor Napoleon 1st, at his return from the island of Elba, to Charles, Gabriel, Caesar GUDIN, his first page. The only small difference lies in the shape of the attachment of the branch to the pom-meau. Reference: sale in the Hôtel Drouot, Maître Thierry de MAIGRET, November 18, 2009, collection RVN and GC, n °
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