English Officer's Silver Hilted Hanger with Scabbard, c. 1770-80, silver ricasso engraved on one side with a lion standing in profile, the other side with monogram "JHJ," curved quillons, heavy silver chain connecting to a flat pommel cap, carved and green dyed ivory grip with silver ribbon wrapping; curved single-edge blade with false edge at tip, one wide and one narrow fuller; dark brown leather scabbard with silver mounts with carrying rings and silver tip, blade lg. 24, overall lg. 30 1/8 in.
Silver is generally toned to gray, grip has a shrinkage crack at the base, but is tight; blade is bright with scattered gray mottling; scabbard is in good overall condition, center mount is loose, tip has a dent.
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