This evening I had a meeting with my old professor (she is one of the 2015SNAG Boston Conference Co-Chairs & I’m helping plan out some of the gallery crawl stuff!) & I ended up snagging a copy of these commandments in the studio somewhere along the way. I thought some of my followers would appreciate them - enjoy!
Manufactured in Paris, France, this weapon combines a short bladed sword with a six-shot pepperbox revolver. The blade has a short double fullers leading to single fullers which run the rest of the length, panels of etched scrollwork on each side.
There also an etched scene of a deer in the woods on the left ricasso and the inscription “ALFREDO HEROUARD/LIMA”, which is the mark of a Portuguese agent and importer. The latter can be found on the right ahead of the revolver barrel.
The barrel runs along the right side of the blade, signed “E Lefauchaux a Paris” on top, with the serial number and a swiveling ejector rod on the front, a hinged loading gate at the rear, smooth hooked trigger and a checkered hammer.
The silver guard and pommel cap are engraved with scroll designs, and the grips are checkered ebony with a silver finished escutcheon. Two identical swords, complete with Herouard retailer mark and sheaths, are pictured on page 194 of “The Pinfire System” by Smith & Curtis.
I got the chance to meet an amazing SoCal glass/metal artist today in Baltimore of all places. Check out Evan Chambers. #glass #metal #lights #art #ca #evanchambersobjects #objects #metalsmith #creatures