An unusual American officer's saber
Lot 3154
An unusual American officer's saber
Sold for US$ 491 inc. premium
Lot Details
An unusual American officer's saber
Curved 32 inch blade with broad 26 inch fuller and engraved on one side with a sun-in-splendor/laurel wreath/E Pluribus Unum riband/Federal eagle/panoply of arms incorporating Stars and Stripes and a Phrygian cap; reverse with similar panoply over the motto Honour/And My/Country. Iron three bar hilt of similar form to those produced by Mole for one of the Tiffany Civil War era contracts. Leather and wire-wrapped grip. Leather scabbard with simple iron mounts, the throat with frog stud.
Condition: Blade with mottled grey patina showing minor spotting and sharp engraving. Hilt with dark age patina, grip with considerable losses to leather. Scabbard leather fine, the mounts with dark patina and areas of light pitting.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Evidently a period composite, the blade an unmarked import usually seen on late 18th and early 19th century swords and possibly re-hilted for an infantry officer during the Civil War.
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