An eagle head saber
early 19th century
Curved 29 1/8 inch blade. Broad central fuller. Blued engraved and gilt with floral sprays. Silver plated brass hilt. Proud eagle head pommel with engraved and chased plumage, and broad comb. Recurved stirrup knucklebow with knot cutout and langet. Downturned disc quillon. Reeded bone grips of oval section. Plain brass ferrule. Together with silvered all brass scabbard. Oval suspension mounts with rings. The panel near the throat inscribed in script To/Lt. Col./Hugh Maxwell the central panel with Society of the Cincinnati over the seal of the society, an eagle and a laurel wreath.
Condition: Polished grey metal patina to forward section of blade. Traces of blue with balance turning dark grey. Most gilding on blade remaining. Traces of silver to brass with minor mars. Grip with mellow age patina. Traces of silver on scabbard. Mellow age patina with minor dents overall. Locket at throat missing with small cracks around rim.