Imagerie de P. Didion

1860

Mid-Nineteenth Century French Fencing Certificate

Brevet de Contre-Pointe

DESCRIPTION: "Diplôme d'une spécialité d'escrime". Two-color lithographed and hand-colored blank fencing certificate or diploma. In this certificate the combatants are using sabre-like weapons with no hand guard, perhaps wooden practice weapons . Similar martial-arts certificates were issued for a number of French sword and stick fencing ( escrime ) styles. Common all these 19th century 'brevet' is that onloookers, presumably including signatories to the certificate, view the mock combat in military regalia surrounded by emblems and mottos of the French state. Other simlar brevet exist for pointe ( foil ), bâton, and canne.

Publisher's attribution reads: Imagerie de P. Didion, a Metz. Dehalt Successeur.

CREATOR: Imagerie de P. Didion

PUBLICATION DATE: 1860

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  On strong paper with wide margins. Slight age toning.

COLORING: Attractive contemporary hand coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE:  " x "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

PRICE: $250


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