August 09, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Mid-19th Century American Officer's Saber

30" single edged blade with 22" median fuller.  Brass guard with carved bone grips.  Right ricasso marked "A.W. SPIES/WARRANTED" spine marked with numeral "5".  Blade engraved with floral and martial themes with evidence of gilding.  No scabbard.

Condition:

Blade has an overall light pewter patina with salt and pepper darkening along with some areas of smooth pitting.  Guard has a dull luster with grip showing a pale cream color.  Right side of grip has 3.5" crack.  Tip is broken.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$360
08/09/2018

 

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