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European or American Court or Staff Sword with Knight’s head pommel

A fine and handsome German made court type sword, with knight’s head pommel, down-turned side guard, and mother of pearl grips with a straight, single edged blade. The side-guard has a classical bust of a man crowned with laurels, with crossed cannon and flags behind him. The “D” guard has laurel leaves flanking a central rosette.  The knight’s head pommel is a very detailed representation of an armet with a plume over it. The straight, single-edged blade is acid etched, decorated with florals, trophies of arms, and vines. There appears to be a maker’s mark on the ricasso under the sideguard, but it is not legible. The black leather scabbard has gilt brass throat and drag that have decoration similar to the hilt, and has a frog button, and no carrying rings. 

Condition: overall condition is very good, and the hilt is excellent. The gilding on the hilt and metal parts of the scabbard is excellent. The grips are also excellent. The scabbard has a black tape repair just above the drag. The blade is generally quite clean, but there is a one inch stain on the lower part of the blade, and a few tiny scattered stains elsewhere. The etching is excellent.

Size: The sword in scabbard is 36 ½ inches long. Out of the scabbard the sword is 36 inches long, and the blade is 29 ½ inches long.

Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 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
$454
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%.