May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
This exquisite example dates to the Revolutionary War period. The tapered diamond section double edged blade has a 10" blued section on both sides featuring engraved and gilded designs. Both sides feature a sunburst around a star above a military motif with shields, flags and polearms. The ricasso on each side features a gilt panel with etched floral and foliate motifs. The gilt brass double clamshell guard is chased with high relief scrolls on both sides and extensive star shaped piercings. The sword has two fluted quillons and pas d'ane decorated with chased scrolls on both sides. The knucklebow is also fluted in the center and attached to the fluted ovoid pommel with a screw. The grip is wrapped with heavy braided silver wire, with a gilt brass ferrule at the top and bottom. CONDITION: Very good, overall. Blade retains much original polish with scattered grey spots, tip slightly worn and a few minor nicks to bottom edge. Blued section retains about 80-90% of its original blue; somewhat faded to brown. Generous amounts of original gilt remain. Hilt retains about 85-95% original gilt finish. Hilt is tight to blade. Grip wrap is slightly loose and is original. A very attractive officer's sword with military motifs. DMG
Blade Length
34 - 1/2"
Overall Length
40 - 1/2"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,280.00
Estimate: $1,200 - $2,500
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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