A lot of two inscribed U.S. Model 1860 staff & field officer's sword
of Rhode Island interest
Comprising: 1) Narrow 30 inch blade of diamond section with 10 inch panel etched with florals, US and panoplies; ricasso marked Schnitzler/A&A/Solingen. Gilt brass hilt of standard pattern, the interior of the folding guard inscribed Col. E.N. Littlefield/Lincoln, R.I./May 25th/Staff of 1880 & 81,82. Grip wrapped in dark grey shagreen and brass wire. Nickel-plated scabbard with gilt brass mounts. 2) 29 inch blade etched with conventional motifs and retailer Pollard, Alford & Co./Boston. Gilt brass hilt of standard pattern, the counterguard engraved Presented to Co. Aurion V. Chevers/By the Officers and Members of the Red White and Blue Brigade, Campaign of 1880. Shagreen and wire-wrapped grip. Nickeled scabbard.
Condition: 1) Blade with some minor spotting. Hilt retains perhaps 50% gilt finish. Scabbard with dark patina. 2) Blade showing light spotting. Hilt retains much gilt finish, the counterguard button missing. Scabbard finish with some frosting.