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Early Militaria Collections / Major J.J. Earle, 9th Regiment New York State Artillery, Eagle Pommel Presentation Sword and Scabbard

PROPERTY FROM THE ROBERT BYRNE FINE EAGLE POMMEL SWORD COLLECTION
Lot 137
Major J.J. Earle, 9th Regiment New York State Artillery, Eagle Pommel Presentation Sword and Scabbard
1823
28 September 2022, 10:00 EDT
Skinner Marlborough

Sold for US$3,760 inc. premium

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Major J.J. Earle, 9th Regiment New York State Artillery, Eagle Pommel Presentation Sword and Scabbard
1823

Gilded brass hilt, narrow counter-guard with spiral foliate quillon, ball and leaf pattern with trident and axes decorated langets, complex twisted bead and leaf knuckle bow connecting to a finely chased eagle's head pommel and back strap, carved grip; straight single-edge blade with false edge at the tip and single wide fuller, upper three-quarters of the blade with deep bluing, etched and boldly gilded foliate, spread wing eagle, Liberty cap, and panoply of arms decoration, with three bright panels with etched foliate decoration, marked "Warranted" near the hilt; gilded brass scabbard with elaborately engraved foliate and eagle with shield decoration, the back with engraved presentation "Presented to Major JJ Earle, of the 9th Regt. N.Y.S.A. by the/Company late under his Command as a testimony of their/Respect and Esteem, New York 25th November 1823."
Blade lg. 30, overall lg. 35 1/4 in.

Footnotes

Provenance
Edmunds Collection; Alderfer Auctions; Simon Rycroft.

Literature
This sword is illustrated and described in E. Andrew Mowbray, The American Eagle Pommel Sword, The Early Years 1793-1830, (Man at Arms; Lincoln, RI, 1988), color plate IV, bottom.

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