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The Estate of Peter H. Tillou | Day 1

Thu, Sep 29, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 331

Two 19th Century Swords with Scabbards

Estimate: $400 - $600

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28 in. straight blade with half length fuller, marked at ricasso with crowned head facing left and (opposite side) "WH H&S" crudely etched, blade engraved with blue and gilt accents: foliate, flags, cannon, reeded ivory grip with eagle pommel and wreath decorated knucklebow, accompanying engraved brass scabbard marked "Horstmann" and "423"; 30 in. straight blade with single fuller, marked at top of guard "F.W. Wildmann/Philada" inside cartouche, blade engraved with panoply of arms and flags, red wool washer, detailed brass hilt with copper wire wrapped grip, eagle pommel, and knucklebow, engraved brass scabbard with same Wildmann stamp, also "E Pluribus Unum" and heraldic eagle

Note: ?This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.

Provenance: The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut


rub and wear throughout on medal components, isolated rust to one area of Wildmann sword, "crowned head" marked sword with broken extreme tip and splits to ivory grip, both scabbards with minor denting