A fine American eagle pommel naval officer's sword
Straight 30 inch blade with shallow, full-length fuller and 13 1/2 inch blued and gilt panel etched and engraved with florals and with central panels in-the-white; one side with panoply of arms incorporating a Federal shield and Phrygian cap. Gilt brass hilt comprising shield-shaped languets molded with spread eagles over laurel wreaths and US; quillons boldly molded with acanthus and with acorn finials; knuckled bow molded with foliage; eaglehead pommel/backstrap, the bird clutching a cannon ball in it's beak. Elephant ivory grip carved with shell and fluted panels. Gilt brass two-ring scabbard engraved with foliage and an eagle perched on a Federal shield, the upper mount fitted with frog stud.
Condition: Excellent blade showing some minor spotting and retaining 90% plus bright blued and gilt decoration. Hilt retains probably 50-60% gilt finish and is slightly loose. Scabbard missing upper suspension ring, showing no dents and retaining 30-35% gilt finish.
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