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Title: Presentation Sword Honoring Commandant Jean-Baptiste Marchand (1863–1934) for His Conduct at Fashoda
Hilt designed by Jean-Joseph-Marie-Anatole Marquet de Vasselot (French, Paris 1840–1904 Neuilly-sur-Seine)
Hilt decorated by Louis Alphonse Auger (French, 1834–1904)
Hilt probably cast by Siot-Decauville (French, Paris, 1881–1926)
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Copper alloy, gold, enamel, jade, steel
Dimensions: L. 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm); L. of blade 33 1/2 in. (85.1 cm); W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); D. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 13.4 oz. (833 g)
Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Arms and Armor Gifts, 2020
Accession Number: 2020.90
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