GLAIVE pupil of the École de Mars France, 1794 - Revolution, drawing attributed to JL David

Frédéric Coridon

Description

GLAIVE student of the School of Mars
France, 1794
Brass steel, wood and felt
Long. total: 69 cm; W.: 10 cm
Long. blade height: 49 cm

The brass rocket is molded with a relief decoration depicting scales. The box cruise is rectangular in section, animated on the lower part of two tabs decorated in relief with Phrygian cups. It opens with a guard branch, hallmarked with the rooster, and two steel quillons, finished in brass olive.
The blade is straight, double-edged and finished in a point.

The wooden mattress scabbard is covered with red felt and brass fittings punctuated by two bail rings on the upper part. The lower part is decorated with palmettes.

It is to Jacques Louis David that will be attributed the design of these very particular swords, inspired by classic models of the Roman Empire. They rewarded graduates of the School of Mars. This school provided military and civic education from June 1, 1794 to October 23, 1794.

Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

Condition Very good state
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