September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This fine sword is the British 1796 Light Cavalry Pattern and features a very fine blade with wide partial fuller on both sides. Both sides feature shaped blued and gilded 18" panels on each side. The right side displays an Indian princess, a patriotic American eagle holding an "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" banner, foliate motifs and a liberty cap above crossed cannons and drums at the ricasso. The opposite side has floral and foliate motifs as well as an American shield with cannon, polearms and a liberty cap. The gilt brass hilt has shield shaped languettes on both sides of the reverse-P hilt. Forward curled quillon chased with relief foliate designs on top. Bottom of knucklebow has relief chased oak leaves. The bird's head pommel and backstrap have relief bellflowers and foliate motifs. Shagreen wrapped grip decorated with three strands of twisted copper wire. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with large pierced and engraved mounts. A tag on the hilt states that this sword was purchased from a family in Milan, Ohio in 1979 - Sandusky Ohio/Lake Erie. CONDITION: Blade excellent retaining nearly all of its original polished, gilded and blued surfaces. Shows some very light scattered frosting. Hilt retains perhaps 90-95% original gilt finish with some light edge wear. Grip excellent. Scabbard is in two pieces and could easily be repaired, some scuffing and losses to black surface. Mounts retain most of gilt finish, drag shows some denting. A very attractive sword in remarkable condition. DMG
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Blade Length
31"
Overall Length
36"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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