An American militia infantry officer's sword

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Lot 132
An American militia infantry officer's sword
circa 1840-60

US$ 1,200 - 1,800£ 950 - 1,400

Arms and Armour

28 Jun 2010, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

An American militia infantry officer's sword
circa 1840-60
Narrow 28 inch blade with 11 inch blued band having small engraved and gilt panels of conventional motifs. Silver-plated brass hilt comprising large shell molded with Federal eagle against a sunburst; downcurving quillon, ferrule molded with foliage, helmet-form pommel, mother-of-pearl grip scales bound with brass wire. Silver-plated scabbard engraved with foliage and fitted with two suspension rings and frog stud.
Condition: Blade with some patches of pitting and retaining much blued and gilt finish, now mounted backward and possible an old replacement. Hilt retains nearly all unpolished silver, the knucklebow removed, probably during period of use. Grip scales with some chipping. Scabbard with minor dents.
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