A militia staff officer's sword by Ames Mfg. Co.
Lot 5123
A militia staff officer's sword by Ames Mfg. Co.
Sold for US$ 1,053 inc. premium

Lot Details
A militia staff officer's sword by Ames Mfg. Co.
circa 1840-60
Straight 31 inch double edged blade with central fuller and 19 inch panel etched and engraved with scrolling florals, one side with Federal eagle and panoply of arms, the reverse with stand of flags and engraved above the hilt Ames Mfg. Co./Chicopee/Mass. Gilt brass hilt comprising cruciform crossguard molded with foliage and five-pointed stars; double chain guard with engraved links extending to helmet-form pommel. Mother-of-pearl gripscales. Brass three-ring scabbard engraved with foliage and an oak branch and between the suspension mounts with an eagle over lightning bolts.
Condition: Blade with sharp decoration showing pinpoint spotting. Hilt retains most gilt finish. Gripscales with some chipping on both sides above the guard. Scabbard with very slight traces of gilt finish and scattered light dents.
See Illustration
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Wes Sparling
    Auction Administration - Arms and Armor
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, United States 94103
    Work +1 415 503 3408
    FaxFax: +1 415 503 3300
  2. James Ferrell
    Specialist - Arms and Armor
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, United States 94103
    Work +1 415 503 3332
    FaxFax: +1 415 861 0183
  3. Paul Carella
    Specialist - Arms and Armor
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, United States 94103
    Work +1 415 503 3360
    FaxFax: +1 415 861 0183
Similar Items