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Among the latest acquisitions are:
  • Pair mid-19th c. epees with steel decorative butterfly shell guards embellished with lion heads.

  • Pair mid-19th c. epees with bronze foil-style butterfly shell guards decorated with battle scenes.

  • Mid-19th c. foil with decorative pierced square guard and vase-shaped pommel in gilt brass

  • Mid-19th c. foil, the blade emerging from a lion’s head and with a soldier's head pommel.
  • 1920s Austrian bronze by Theodor Ullmann showing a man with duelling sabre stripped to the waist. Overall size: 360mm long x 280mm high x 90mm deep.

  • Rosewood and oynx jewellery box trophy with miniature foil, glove and mask decoration. Won by the 1934 Austrian women's foil champion, Elizabeth Grasser, who competed at the World championships in 1932 (winning a team silver medal), 1933 (team bronze) and 1935 (team silver) and at the 1936 Olympic Games where she came 8th. In 1939 she settled in England.

  • Miniature set of 19th c. teaching plastron, gloves and fencing shoes – made by the French manufacturer Souzy for their display case at the 1924 Olympic Games.

  • Bronzed electrotype plaque (180 mm dia.) showing Emrys Lloyd (left) and Jean Buhan fencing at the 1948 Olympic Games.

  • Early 20th c. stick pin in the form of a fig-of-8 foil – gold-painted guard and pommel, wire-bound handle, steel blade ending in a point – mounted in a white velvet-lined case.

  • Une Affaire d’Honneur (top) and La Réconciliation, popular prints of 1890 from paintings by Emile Bayard supposedly representing a duel between the French writer Gisèle d’Estoc and her former mistress, the trapeze artist Médrano.