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American Mounted Artillery Officer’s Sword & Scabbard

A fine mounted artillery officer’s sword and scabbard, with a twining vine circling the knuckle bow. The backstrap and crossguard have a design of what look like tobacco  leaves, and the quillon appears to be a cotton boll. The grip is carved bone. The scabbard is handsomely engraved on the front, with leaves surrounding the top and middle mounts and a swag of leaves on the drag. The blade is blue and gold with bright etched panels. Decoration included a Union shield on a trophy of arms that is topped by a Liberty Cap,  along with several twining vines and flowers. 

Condition: There is a light patina on the brass of the hilt and scabbard. There are three dents in the scabbard, but none of them interferes with the blade. The grip has a lengthwise crack down the front, and various smaller cracks. The blade has generally bright blue and gold, and the bright part of the blade is quite nice, with a little rust along the edge, but there is some minor wear at the base of the blade, and a little rust in one of the bright panels.

Size: The sword is 35 ½ inches long overall in the scabbard. The blade is 30 inches long.

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

Condition:

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: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$998
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%.