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Two U.S. Civil War-era Swords

Auction:
2763T
Lot:
1028
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2763T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Two U.S. Civil War-era Swords, c. 1852-65, a Model 1852 naval officer's sword with gilt-brass hilt, shagreen and wire-wrapped grip, engraved steel blade marked Ames Mfg Co./Chicopee/Mass and dated 1852, and a presentation grade Model 1850 staff & field officer's sword with gilt-brass ornate hilt, engraved blade marked W./CLAUBERG/SOLINGEN with eagles and foliate designs.

Provenance: Sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum.
Estimate $300-500

Naval sword has some patina and a few light nicks in the blade and missing its scabbard, Model 1850 is in very good condition with a light coating of museum varnish and no scabbard.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

steel blade, Ames Mfg Co., field officer, Fort Ticonderoga Museum