September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
18th century, probably German,with straight colichemarde blade. The top 9" are blued, engraved and highlighted with gilt decoration, each side with three partial fullers, the center fuller on both sides is engraved with the name "SEBASTIAN ERNANEZ". Both sides of the ricasso are decorated with engraved and gilded panels of scroll work. The gilt brass hilt features a pierced guard with deeply chiseled scrolls and floral on both sides. The knucklebow and olive shaped pommel are decorated with gadrooning. The grip is decorated with the series of braided and twisted brass wires. The sword is complete with its original leather scabbard with gilt brass throat mount, complete with hanger. Very good condition. The non-blued portion of the blade has scattered areas of dark patina and a slight bend to the tip. The decorated surface retains about 80% of the original gilt and blued decoration. The hilt is excellent, retaining nearly all its original gilt finish with only some minor high edge wear. The scabbard is missing about 7" near the tip, including the drag, and the mount retains generous traces of gilding. The grip is excellent and shows no fraying or damage. This is a fine example of a mid-18th century officer's small sword, which is why Walter probably retained it for his personal collection.
Blade Length
34 -1/2"
Overall Length
41 -1/4"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,040.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Number Bids: 24
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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