May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2020
This Revolutionary War period cuttoe is featured in Fig. 132 on page 69 of "Silver Mounted Swords: The Lattimer Family Collection" by Daniel D. Hartzler. This sword is the type that would have been carried by a British officer in North America during the Revolutionary War. The slightly curved blade has a wide fuller and a partial narrow fuller on each side. There is an oval shaped small sheet silver washer at the top of the blade, followed by a chased and engraved "S" shaped guard with integral ferrule at the base of the grip. The detailed silver lions head pommel is engraved with detailed mane and facial features. There is a London hallmark on the left side near the grip. The separate ball shaped cap stand is mounted on top of the head. There is a silver chain extending from the lion's mouth to the guard. The green spiraling gadrooned grip is of ivory and the green color was obtained by arsenic application. The sword is complete with the remnants of its original scabbard of black leather, with the throat mount and center mount of solid silver still intact. Both have three English hallmarks. CONDITION: Blade retains a heavy brown patina with some corrosion overall. Silver washer at the top has some minor bending. Chain is a replacement. Hilt and grip are slightly loose. Silver is unpolished and retains a pewter to dark grey, undisturbed patina. Grip shows some scattered chipping and hairline age cracks. Scabbard is in two pieces and is in poor condition. A very attractive and sophisticated English silver hilted officer's sword.
Blade Length
Overall Length
32 - 1/2"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,382.50
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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