10-28-2014 11-04-2014
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2763T Marlborough
October 28, 2014 10:00 AM - November 4, 2014 04:00 PMCalender

Two Federal Period Swords

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2763T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 28, 2014 10:00AM


Two Federal Period Swords, c. early to mid-19th century, a brass-hilt sword with a lion head pommel, five ball knuckle bow and branch, reeded horn grip, and a steel blade engraved with foliate designs and a panoply of arms, and a gilt-brass hilt sword with a pierced knuckle bow, langets with American eagles, horn grip, and a steel blade marked WARRANTED and engraved with foliate designs and a panoply of arms.

Provenance: Sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum.
Estimate $300-500

Both swords in good condition with some blueing remaining on the blades.

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steel blade, Fort Ticonderoga Museum