Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 147: Mounted Infantry Officer's Weeping Eagle Pommel Sword

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Mounted Infantry Officer's "Weeping Eagle" Pommel Sword with Scabbard

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Mounted Infantry Officer's "Weeping Eagle" Pommel Sword with Scabbard

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
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Catalog Page: 144
Class: Other

This sword has the Henry Osborn style "Weeping Eagle" pommel design and dates to c. 1805-1810. It has an early, heavily curved, flat blade with false edge that measures around 27 inches and is decorated with panels of niter blue terminating in floral designs and decorated with etched floral and martial patterns accented by gilding. The hilt has a spread wing eagle under five balls on the cross guard, five ball design on the knuckle guard, and a checkered grip. The leather scabbard has silver plated brass fittings. A "RHM/254" tag from the McCauley Collection is included.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 70% original niter blue and gilt finish on the blade along with some minor oxidation and silver-gray patina. The hilt has strong traces of original silver in the protected areas and dark aged patina overall. The grip has mild handling wear and a hairline crack on the right. The scabbard is good and has patches of original silver, aged patina, crackling, and extensive flaking.

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