Lot 279

6 19th-20th c. European Swords

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$300 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$500,000 $25,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $100,000
Group of six 19th to 20th c. European swords including:

One large 20th c. Toledo made single edged sword with an etched ricasso and carved wooden handle. Marked "5" along the washers.

One 20th c. Spanish great sword with a cast handle; floral designs along the handguard.

Pair of 19th c. French foils with figure eight guards, leather pads, square wooden handles, and spherical bronze pommels.

One 19th-20th c. English officer's sword.

One 20th c. Hungarian sword, marked "Gaefler" along the ricasso. With the Hungarian coat of arms along the brass basket hilt and a wire wrapped wooden handle.

Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin.

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went. This sale features selections from that lifetime of eclectic and inspired collecting, including furniture by Carlo Bugatti, Gabriel Viardot, and Josef Hoffman; artworks by artists ranging from Old Masters to Salvador Dali to Arman; an impressive collection of Indian sculptures; and much more. Be sure to explore our timed-only online auction of other fascinating objects from this collection that will be posted in mid-August.

Length ranges from 38 1/2 in to 49 in.


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