of a high-ranking officer of Grenadier the Imperial Guard (La maison de l'Empereur).
Gilt brass frame with lateral crossguard. Semi-circular tip with an image of an exploding grenade. A guard decorated with lightning bolts of Jupiter. Handle of pearl.
Solingen blade engraved with leaves in a gold frame on a blue ground. Leather scabbard with two brass plates.
Epée of a high officer of the Imperial Guard, probably General Dorsenne.
According to family tradition, a similar épée is also said to have belonged to General Dorsenne (see photo in the auction).
France. I Empire (1804 - 1814/15).
Condition I - II.
Price : 3.900,- Euro