[662] [661] 662 BASKET-HILT SWORD, ENGRAVED AND PARTLY GILDED SPANISH, 16TH CENTURY Thé mount of blued steel with two S-curved quillons, the branch reaching the compressed pommel; twin anneaux and ajouré coquille. The slender bladé with twin canulations bears poinçon of the cross and the entire grip shows traces of foliated chiselling and gilding. The inscription : IVAN. Length, 46 inches Illustrated and described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1892, vol. 6, p. 38, No. 163. SALE, PARIS, 1893. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 344