855q: Sword, American Dress, Bone Grip, C 1835-45
Sword, American Dress, cast brass, eagle head pommel, shell with American eagle and grip of reeded bone. Blade has the crown marking of the king’s head associated with Weyersberg of Solingen. Brass scabbard marked Horstmann 425, is engraved at ring 'bolsters' and above the drag whihc terminates in an 'acorn'. Blade is needle engraved both sides from the ricasso down with crossed cannons, cannon drum and crossed flags then foliate. A 15.25" fuller retains nearly all of its original blue and traces of original gilt highlighting the engraving. No blue left from fuller to tip. Circa 1830-1840.
PROVENANCE: Dr. James E. Connor ,1939-1994- Ford White House, secy. to the cabinet, administrator to the President.
Size: Overall in scabbard, blade length 30.25"
Weight: 1.75 pounds
Condition: some pitting on fore end of blade, some denting to scabbard the most severe resulting in a small fracture perhaps 1/2" wrapping the bottom and each side a bit , remnants of polish on underside of shell. replaced leather at throat partially conceals crown stamping.