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Auction archive: Lot number 1184

STEPHEN DECATUR, SR.'S AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR WAGON-WHEEL CAVALRY SABER.

Estimate
US$2,000 - US$4,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 1184

STEPHEN DECATUR, SR.'S AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR WAGON-WHEEL CAVALRY SABER.

Estimate
US$2,000 - US$4,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

The slightly curved American-manufactured blade has a deep narrow partial fuller on the left side. Brass hilt of massive Potter sword proportions, measuring about 7 - 1/2". Brass wagon-wheel guard with forward turned large quillon with scalloped edges. Massive 2 - 1/2" olive-shaped pommel. Square bone grip with deeply incised lines at each edge. Knucklebow is absent and appears to be missing since the period of use, dark original patina over the break. CONDITION: Untouched throughout. Blade retains a dark untouched patina. some scattered nicks and bending to edge. Brass retains a very dark, almost brown patina. Grip very good with a couple minor chips. PROVENANCE: Originally the property of Stephen Decatur the elder, descended through the Decatur family and consigned by a descendent. Accompanied by a notarized statement. DMG Name Value Blade Length 28" Overall Length 35 - 1/2" Paperwork

Auction archive: Lot number 1184
Auction:
Datum:
17 May 2022
Auction house:
Morphy Auctions

Denver PA 17517
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)877 968-8880
+1 (0)717 336-7115
Beschreibung:

The slightly curved American-manufactured blade has a deep narrow partial fuller on the left side. Brass hilt of massive Potter sword proportions, measuring about 7 - 1/2". Brass wagon-wheel guard with forward turned large quillon with scalloped edges. Massive 2 - 1/2" olive-shaped pommel. Square bone grip with deeply incised lines at each edge. Knucklebow is absent and appears to be missing since the period of use, dark original patina over the break. CONDITION: Untouched throughout. Blade retains a dark untouched patina. some scattered nicks and bending to edge. Brass retains a very dark, almost brown patina. Grip very good with a couple minor chips. PROVENANCE: Originally the property of Stephen Decatur the elder, descended through the Decatur family and consigned by a descendent. Accompanied by a notarized statement. DMG Name Value Blade Length 28" Overall Length 35 - 1/2" Paperwork

Auction archive: Lot number 1184
Auction:
Datum:
17 May 2022
Auction house:
Morphy Auctions

Denver PA 17517
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)877 968-8880
+1 (0)717 336-7115
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