An unusual early 20th century sword in the militia staff officer style of 1840-60
Lot 5148
An unusual early 20th century sword in the militia staff officer style of 1840-60
Sold for US$ 292 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An unusual early 20th century sword in the militia staff officer style of 1840-60
Straight 30 inch double edged blade with 12 inch panel etched with foliage, one side with Stanley B. Bosworth, the other Putnam Phalanx. Ricasso marked Horsfall & Rothschild/Hartford/Conn. Gilt brass hilt; quillon block and spatulate quillons molded with borders around a beaded ground, double chain guard, helmet pommel. Mother-of-pearl gripscales. Gilt brass scabbard engraved with foliage and with the owner's name below the throat.
Condition: Fine. Scabbard finish showing some wear and frosting.
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Footnotes

  • Note: The Putnam Phalanx, named after General Israel Putnam, was a quasi-military organization formed in Hartford, Connecticut in 1859 and, while fully equipped as a military unit, appear to have functioned mainly as a social organization.
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