Post by Jack Loomes on Sept 27, 2015 5:54:04 GMT
Seller's Estimate: USD 8,000 - 12,000
1302. El Cid presentation sword given to Pierre DuPont including The Making of El Cid
book and Samuel Bronston’s El Cid
oversize photo book. (Allied Artists, 1961) Including (1) 38 in. ornate decorative sword presented to Pierre DuPont, chemical company heir and financier. With elaborate gold gilt scrollwork on the blade, grip and scabbard and faceted faux gems and crests. “Pierre S. Dupont” hand lettered on the windowed grip, (1) patent leather covered 16.5 x 12 in. album with gold gilt lettering containing (60+) production images, many featuring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren printed front and back on cardboard in patent leather clamshell case, and (1) 15 x 10.5 in. hardcover book on The Making of El Cid
in a custom cloth and board slip case. Sword comes in red velvet-lined brown leather presentation box. Box exhibits wear. All else in vintage very fine condition.