May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2020
This sword is featured on page 76 of "Silver Mounted Swords: The Lattimer Family Collection" by Daniel D. Hartzler. The straight, tapered, single edged blade has a wide fuller on each side. Both sides are decorated with gilded and engraved designs including a standing Indian chief, liberty cap, and arms motifs on the right side and an American eagle with "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" banner in its mouth on the other side. The solid silver hilt is pierced and decorated with scroll designs. It is hallmarked on the back of the guard, just above the grip. The hallmarks identify the maker as Thomas Bate, who worked between 1809 and 1820 on Aston Street in Birmingham, England. The eagle head pommel is also of solid silver. The one-piece ivory grip is finely checkered and there is silver ferrule at the base. CONDITION" Blade retains perhaps 20-30% original blue finish with the remainder turned to grey. Engraving is excellent and retains about 80-90% of gilt wash. The hilt is slightly loose and is polished bright, hallmarks are clear. Grip excellent, retaining a cream patina, no cracks or chips. An iron washer was added at the tang. An extremely fine sword with a superb hilt.
Blade Length
Overall Length
35 - 1/2"
Copy of sword in book
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,700.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $4,500
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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