Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 194: Eagle Pommel Artillery Officer's Saber and Leather Scabbard

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Desirable Eagle Pommel Artillery Officer's Saber and Leather Scabbard

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Desirable Eagle Pommel Artillery Officer's Saber and Leather Scabbard

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Catalog Page: 94
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Description:

Circa 1815-1825, this Officer's Saber has a roughly 30 3/4 inch blade (measured straight across) and 36 inch overall length. The blade has gilded martial, floral, and patriotic etching with niter blue backgrounds that terminate in scroll patterns, "Warranted" on the right, and no visible maker's or retailer's marks. The silver plated brass hilt has spread wing eagle languets and an eagle pommel. The bone grip is checkered and has some chevron carving. The scabbard has silver plated brass fittings.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 85% plus original niter blue and gold remaining on the exceptionally bright blade, mostly bright balance with some staining and minor wear, 75% original silver plating remaining on the hilt and scabbard fittings, loss primarily along the back strap, and edges deep aged patina on the silver and brass throughout, small crack at the mouth, mild crackling and flaking on the leather, and general mild overall wear. Definitely a very attractive 19th century American officer's saber.



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