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Tiffany Marked US Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword by Collins & Co

30.625" slightly curved, single-edged blade with 7" false edge, 22.5" wide, stopped median fuller and a narrow 16.5" fuller along the spine. Blade marked on reverse ricasso COLLINS & CO in an arc, over HARTFORD / CONN / 1862. Etched blade retaining only traces of the martial and patriotic themes, but retains a legible TIFFNAY & CO / NEW YORK in a ribbon on the reverse. 5.5" hilt with cast brass half basket guard with foliate decorations and simple knuckle bow. Leather wrapped hilt with 12 wraps wraps of double strand twisted brass wire. Includes a brass mounted leather scabbard with rear center seam.

Condition:

Good. Blade cleaned and retaining only traces of the acid etched decorations, now having a mottled dull gray patina with scattered surface oxidation. Tip slightly rounded, edge with numerous nicks and dings. Scabbard about good, leather relatively solid with some finish loss and crazing, some stitching missing from the seam and some added finish. Mounts with a dark patina, showing some dents and reattachment with glue, that has seeped out and is quite obvious on the rear of the scabbard. Upper mount loose.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,645
10/31/2018

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