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    Most Impressive American Eaglehead Artillery Officer's Saber Likely The Work Of F. W. Widmann 32 1/2' curved blade decorated for half its length with fire blue and gilt highlighted engraved floral and military motif decorations. Retains most of the original gilt highlighting but only about 20% of the fire blue with the balance of the blade a smooth dark patina with absolutely no rust, or pitting and just a couple of negligible edge nicks. Hilt with shield shaped langets with drapery at the top, beadwork edge and tucked wing eagle with shield in the center. Very large decorated clamshell quillon. The wide and heavy reverse P knucklebow is composed of intricately intertwined scrolls and beadwork, very elaborate. The very large and fierce eaglehead incorporates a full backstrap with a 3/4" sheet brass ferrule at the base decorated with Widmann's typical grapevine motif. The carved ivory grip with nice mellow patina and a few minor chips at the top which detract little. The rather heavy all brass scabbard near perfect with just one minor dent near the tip on the reverse. Two wide ring mounts decorated with vine and grape motifs engraved above the top ring mount with combed helmet, flag panoply and vines between the ring mounts with striking, large spread wing eagle and shield on clouds and surmounted by stars and rays. The entire lower section of the scabbard is engraved with vines and leaves along with a crossed bugle and sword. Overall most impressive and really exquisite work. A truly striking American eaglehead officer's saber for both quality and magnitude.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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