May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2020
This fine pre-War of 1812 spadroon is featured in Fig. 141 on page 72 of "Silver Mounted Swords: The Lattimer Family Collection" by Daniel D. Hartzler. The straight unfullered single edged blade has blued panels with engraved decoration on both sides of the blade. Both sides have engraved floral scrolls, stands of arms, and a full British crest. On the ricasso on both sides is an engraved portrait of the king. The solid silver hilt features a counter guard on the right side and four hallmarks on the front of the guard. The quillon has an engraved flower on each side. The silver pillow pommel is faceted and fluted, and has an integral ball shaped cap stand on top. There is a London hallmark on the left side. The reeded and fluted grip is of ebony and there is a silver ferrule at the base. The sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard, with a silver drag. This sword was made by Bland & Foster between 1788-1792 in London. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly grey patina with some scattered areas of corrosion and generous traces of gilt and blue finishes. Hilt has been polished and markings are excellent. Counter guard has a break at the top where it meets the guard. Hilt is tight and tang appears undisturbed. Grip shows a couple minor hairline cracks. Scabbard is now missing it's throat mount, and has a taped repair. Leather shows losses to surface and cracking. Drag shows some denting. An attractive British silver hilted pillow pommel.
Blade Length
32 - 1/2"
Overall Length
38 - 1/4"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $350.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,680.00
Estimate: $700 - $1,200
Number Bids: 23
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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