CA0912 19th Century French Hussar's Sword Hanger Bosette
Rare, fine quality 19th Century French Empire period Hussar's lion head gilt bronze ormolu sword hanger or sabretache bosette. Finely cast and chased example with Egyptian style lion head mask. See Michel Petard's 'Equipements Militaires Tome V de 1804-1815', p60, fig 479 for illustration of the position and use of one of these on a typical empire sword belt. French, circa 1815.