El Cid Presentation Sword Given to Pierre DuPont

Last Photo Shows Sword Being Held By One of America’s Most Celebrated Criminals

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.

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