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Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
February 25, 2022 12:00 PMCalender

Early English Sword

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Auction: Sale #3950M - 3950MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: February 25, 2022 12:00PM


Early English Sword, c. second quarter of the 17th century, iron hilt with double shell and half-basket guard, two long scrolling quillons, heavy ovoid pommel, iron wire wrapped grip with iron wire Turk's heads; straight single-edge blade with two narrow fullers one side marked "ANDRE," the other side marked "FERARA," with punched scallop decoration and a small bladesmith's mark near the hilt, blade lg. 31 7/8, overall lg. 37 1/2 in.

Literature: This pistol is illustrated and described in Robert Brooker, British Military Pistols and Associated Edged Weapons (Robert Brooker, 2016),p. 13.

Note: Harold Peterson illustrates two similar swords in his work Arms and Armour in Colonial America in the Pilgrim Hall collection, Plymouth, Massachusetts, that are associated with Governor John Carver (1576-1621) and Lt. John Thompson (1616-1696).
Estimate $1,000-2,000

Iron is generally bright with mottled gray toning associated with spots/areas of underlying pitting, hilt is loose.

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john thompson, John Carver, Harold Peterson, Robert Brooker, Plymouth