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[MILITARIA]. Child's Federal-Style Sword by Ohio Maker M.C. Lilley & Co., Ca. 1880.

Diminutive size sword with 19.1 in. engraved blade presenting a spread wing federal eagle flanked by the the initials "U" and "S" and floral motifs, obverse ricasso with the maker's mark "MADE BY THE M.C. LILLEY & CO. COLUMBUS. O."  The hilt has a brass clam shell counter guard, a baroque knuckle bow with floral patterns and a trefoil pommel cap embossed with a fasces, the ribbed wood grip is wrapped in leather and brass twisted wire.  Lacks the scabbard.  

Provenance:The Civil War Collection of Dennis C. Schurr

Condition:

Good, normal age and service wear, small areas of lose to the leather grip wrapping.  Blade has areas of age spotting.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$169
04/09/2021

 

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