September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This sword is featured and described on page 438 of "American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords: Vol. II" by Daniel D. Hartzler. The sword is attributed to Virginia and has a slightly curved blade with wide shallow single fuller on each side. Both sides have the top 11" fire blued with darker blue foliate motifs. The s-shaped guard has four slots, scalloped edges, is gadrooned on both sides and has dual round quillons. The silver chain guard consists of folded over loops connecting to the wolf's head pommel with a turned silver capstan on top. Wolf's head is engraved with eyes, teeth and straight line fur. Bulbous ivory grip wrapped with a thin band of silver. There is a silver ferrule at the base of the grip. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with tooled X's and stamped with flowers. Silver mounts are shaped and engraved. CONDITION: Very good overall. Blade retains about 70-80% original blue finishes and polish. Some scattered darker spots of patina on front polished section, especially towards tip. Hilt retains a dark pewter patina and pommel is just slightly loose. Grip shows some scattered grain and age cracks, no losses. Ivory retains a pleasing honey patina. The original Moroccan leather washer is still in place between guard and blade. Scabbard excellent with mounts retaining a pewter patina and showing minor crazing and flaking. A very good 18th century silver-hilted sword. DMG
Blade Length
Overall Length
33 - 1/2"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,380.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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