An American militia officer's sword
Straight, unmarked 30 1/2 inch blade with broad 16 inch fuller, the lower 10 inch blued with small panels engraved with florals and panoplies and reserved in-the-white. Gilt brass hilt comprising downcurving shell molded with Federal eagle, scrolling knucklebow molded with leafage, ferrule molded with acanthus and 'Indian Princess' pommel. Mother-of-pearl gripscales bound with gilt wire. Brass two-ring scabbard with frog stud and molded with oak leaf panels and line and dot borders.
Condition: Blade showing some minor spotting and retaining much of the blued decoration. Hilt retains perhaps 50% gilt finish, mainly in protected areas. Pommel's nose dented. Gripscales fine. Scabbard retains traces of gilt finish.