16th century one-and-a-hald handed Schweizersäbel, steel, leather, overall length 113 cm. The pommel, made or iron, has a spirally fluted neck while the handle turns into a S-shaped quillons. The side bars are curved into a clasp. Read more: http://sword-site.com/thread/405/swiss-sabre-complex-hilt#ixzz3YnxyGb3C
A late Victorian silver tea caddy & cover by C.S Harris, London 1899 Of inverted pear shape, with spiral fluting and embossed with floral garlands, the pull off cover with cast flower finial, and a brandy pan, stand and burner with wooden handle, by Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh 1904, height of caddy 14cm, weight 11.2oz gross.
A jewelled gold and guilloché enamel Stick-Pin bearing Fabergé marks and with the workmaster's mark of Anders Nevalainen, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908 The circular finial enamelled in translucent red over a sunburst ground, and applied with rose-diamond set Cyirllic initials KD, surmounted by a gemset crown, the pin with spiral fluting, marked on pin
TWO FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED GLASS CLARET JUGS MARK OF LAPARS DE BEGUIN, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY Each of baluster form, the first with spiral-fluted glass, on shaped square base, with silver leaf calyx, leaf-clad silver neck and pierced handle marked under base, handle, neck mount and cover, the second with spiral-fluted glass, on circular foot, with fluted silver base, leaf-clad handle, neck mount and cover, marked on neck mount The first and larger 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high
Spirals are a beautiful shape. They have marvelous curves and convey energy and motion. Not only that, they are a truly efficient form used in nature, and we see them so many places in our every day lives!
A 'TOWN' SWORD In the manner of Gottfried Leygebe of Nuremberg, probably third quarter of the 17th Century With slender double-edged rapier blade retaining traces of a stamped inscription within the single fuller on each side, silvered iron hilt chiselled with mounted horsemen in relief and in the round, the quillons with horse terminals issuing from monsters' mouths, and spirally fluted grip bound with silver wire