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    Civil War Artillery Officer's Cartridge Box and Baldric Device. Black velvet covered ctg. Box with brass side plates and heavy brass plate covering the front flap displaying separately affixed crossed cannons and ordnance bomb. Also separately affixed very heavy raised border. Exquisite quality, near perfect condition retaining 50% of the original gold wash, just missing the small brass closure finial. The heavy 2" wide sling is attached to the fittings on the side of the box with brass snap swivels. The face of the sling is alternating stripes of gold bullion and red silk (signifying artillery). The back of the sling is heavy pebbled patent leather. Much of the stitching along the edges has come loose, otherwise about perfect. Large gilt brass adjusting buckle and loop also retain much of the original gilt. Classic baldric device of shield with separately affixed spread wig eagle attached to the lion head with three brass chains. Unusual in that the sling is made without a brass tip. Very attractive and the first artillery example we've seen.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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