Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 150.00 USD
Estimated at 300.00 - 500.00 USD
PERIOD. Overall length: 34 3/4". Blade length: 29”. An interesting eagle head of English manufacture with a very well-fitting scabbard of French manufacture. The blade has a single wide fuller with gold-highlighted etching on a blued field over the first 12 1/2". Etching includes a spray of arms, a spray of arms with a federal shield/liberty cap, and foliate motifs. Gilded brass hilt featuring an eagle on the front languet. Plain crossguard with a downturned quillon and a plain knuckle bow. Highly embellished backstrap with foliate motifs terminating in a well-articulated eagle head pommel. Certifiably antique ivory grip. Gilded brass scabbard of French manufacture. CONDITION: blade has a dark, mottled patina with evidence of a broken and re-welded tip. The blued field is only about 10%. Gilded highlights are 60%. The hilt retains no original gilded finish. The grip shows wear but is complete with a few tiny age cracks. Scabbard has several shallow dents, particularly on the edge. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Edward Scott Meadows. (02-22066/BF). $300-500.