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American Eaglehead Sword of the Regulations of 1821

A very nice American eaglehead sword with oval counterguard with a large American Eagle on it. The shallow reverse “P” guard has a lion’s mask in the middle. The quillon is may be an eagle’s head. The grips are mother of pearl. The ferrule has a line of oak leaves interspersed with grape bines. The brass scabbard full length along the edges, and more extensively at the bands and drag, including oak leaves. There is an engraved frog button. The straight single edged blade is blue and gold with generic decoration, and is probably French made. 

Condition: The hilt retains most of its gilding. The scabbard has lost most of its gilding, and has a number of dents along its length. The front mother of pearl plaque is possibly not original, although it is a good match. The blade retains almost all of its original blue, although it is slightly dulled. The bright part of the blade retains most of its bright finish, although there are a few minor spots. It is unclear whether the scabbard ever had a throat, but if so, it is now missing.

Size: The sword is 38 ¾ inches long overall, with the sword out of the scabbard being 37 ¾ inches. The blade is 32 ½ inches long.

Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

 

Condition:

Please see photos. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$756
01/14/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.