May 17, 2022 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/17/2022
For a sword with the same sheet iron four-slot D-guard with a "POTTER" marked blade, see plate 168.SS on page 359 of "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. The pommel is also a shortened version of the same type found on "POTTER" marked examples. There is also a wide ferrule beneath the pommel and another at the base. Wooden grip with uneven bulbous sections and wrapped with brown leather and two strands of thick iron wire. The long, slightly curved blade has three narrow partial fullers on each side. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark even patina with some scattered darker spots. Hilt retains a dark heavy patina with scattered pitting, right side of guard bent slightly forward. Grip leather shows cracking and flaking, some minor losses towards base. Iron ferrule at base of grip may be replaced. A very nice and massive American Revolutionary War cavalry saber. DMG

CORRECTION: This sword hung over a fireplace in Albany, New York in an early home, where it descended through the family. It is of note that Potter also worked in New York and this sword shows many similarities.

Item Dimensions: 42 - 1/8"
Blade Length
36 - 1/4"
Overall Length
42 - 1/8"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,160.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
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