An American eagle pommel infantry officer's saber

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Lot 137
An American eagle pommel infantry officer's saber
for a New York officer, circa 1810-25

Sold for US$ 3,802 inc. premium

Arms and Armour

28 Jun 2010, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

An American eagle pommel infantry officer's saber
for a New York officer, circa 1810-25
Curved 32 inch blade with 18 inch section having blued panels with engraved and gilt decoration comprised of foliage, panoply of arms and eagle with E Pluribus Unum riband below a pyramid of 15 stars; these alternating with plain steel panels etched with florals. Silver-plated brass stirrup hilt comprising languets bearing the seal of the State of New York; knucklebow worked as a series of fourteen faceted balls, the alternate ones engraved; ferrule cast with twisted and roped bands; eaglehead pommel similar to Ketland type, with open beak and protruding tongue; bone grip carved with horizontal and diagonal fluted framing central panel carved with shells. Silver plated brass scabbard with two suspension rings.
Condition: Blade retains much original polish and most blued and gilt decoration with some scattered spotting. Hilt and scabbard retain 90% plus silver plating.
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