Signed French naval artillery lieutenant’s sword, 1786.
Beautiful triangular blade with engravings, brass hilt with helmet pommel. Guard signed “De Foudras Lieutenant à la Cie de la Motte 1ère Division 1786. Good overall condition, leather scabbard.
Corps Royal des Canonniers Matelots”. Royal corps of naval artillery (Canonniers matelots) was formed in 1786 and comported 9 divisions. 1st division was stationed in Brest.