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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2684M Marlborough
November 2, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Lion Head-pommel Silver-hilt Sword, Scabbard, Belt, and Cane

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2684M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 02, 2013 10:00AM


Lion Head-pommel Silver-hilt Sword, Scabbard, Belt, and Cane, c. early 19th century, silver lion head and silver-wrapped light brown bone grip, S-shaped slotted counter-guard with two silver chains from lion's mouth to the quillon, fire blue and gilt on steel blade with foliate designs and crossed flags, damaged leather scabbard with brass throat, middle band, and drag, with red morocco leather belt embossed with gold designs, and a wooden cane with ivory pommel, brass ferrule at the bottom, and a silver band which reads Capt. Simeon Moors August 28th 1852, sword blade lg. 31 3/8, overall lg. 38 1/2 in.

Provenance: From the collection of W. Scott Ferriss.
Estimate $2,500-3,000

Some fire blue and gilt loss on blade, leather scabbard missing most finish and stitching near drag, belt has some broken straps and is missing buckle.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


steel blade, counter-guard, lion head, Simeon Moors, W. Scott Ferriss