English Silver-hilted Small Sword

Date:
1762
Creator:
Joseph Clare

The hilt is cast, chased and pierced with trophies, bearing 1762 London hallmark and maker's mark of Joseph Clare. The blade is parcel-gilt, etched with trophies and the French motto-"Ne me tire pas sans raison. Ne me remette point sans honneur."(sic) (Do not draw me without cause, do no sheath me without honor.) 

Description (physical):

L: 37", L (Blade): 30", W (Blade): 0.75".

Identifier:
2007.00.0019