An American eagle pommel infantry officer's sword by Wm. H. Horstmann & Sons
Lot 5110
An American eagle pommel infantry officer's sword by Wm. H. Horstmann & Sons
Sold for US$ 760 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An American eagle pommel infantry officer's sword by Wm. H. Horstmann & Sons
circa 1843-53
Narrow, straight 28 inch blade with 12 inch panel etched with conventional scrollwork and panoplies and marked WHH&S on one side and Philadelphia on the reverse. Brass hilt comprising asymmetrical shell molded with foliage and Federal eagle; scrolling knucklebow molded with foliage and linked wreaths; eaglehead pommel. Reeded bone grip. Silvered brass scabbard engraved with leafage and fitted with suspension rings and frog stud.
Condition: Blade showing minor spotting. Hilt retains generous traces of silver plating on underside of shell. Grip with some age cracks. Scabbard retains perhaps 50% silver plating with some minor denting above drag.
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Footnotes

  • Note: For an example of this hilt attributed to a Rhode Island officer, see page 197, The American Eagle Pommel Sword..., E. Andrew Mowbray.
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