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Thu, May 19, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 311

Two Carved Wood Figural Swords

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

likely carved during World War II, each hilt in the form of a figure, one a tropical female, the scabbard each in two parts, depicting the female surrounded by flowers, the other a U.S. army soldier in uniform, holding cap, the scabbard with profile of a soldier with cap, reading "U.S. Army", floral decoration, each with curved metal blade, metal supports, raised on square metal stands, taller 30 in.

Provenance: Purchased from Just Folk, Summerland, California, August 2017, noted as Ex Mendelsohn Collection; Property sold to benefit the American Folk Art Museum


scratching and scuffing throughout, embedded dirt, a few chips and losses to painted finish, blades with scratching, discoloration and rusting, one blade tip cut missing, some separation to scabbard and grip, bases with scratching and discoloration