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"Sailor's Rights" Decorated Swordfish Sword

Auction:
2900T
Lot:
1120
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2900T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 01, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

"Sailor's Rights" Decorated Swordfish Sword, America, 19th century, with white-painted wood handle and sheet metal hilt, the blade with forty-one retained "teeth" is lettered in black "SAILOR'S RIGHTS" and decorated with a sperm whale, overall lg. 25 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200


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.

Keywords

Blade weapons, Hilt, Sperm whale, Sword

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