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    Presentation Grade, Silver Grip Model 1860 Staff and Field Officer's Sword of Edward A. Wells, Circa 1900.
    Nicely etched blade by James H. Hirsch and Company, Chicago Illinois, on the obverse ricasso. Fire blue and gilt panel on the reverse with steam boat, eagle, stand of flags & foliate patterns. The name "Edward A. Wells" gilt etched, with fire blue background on the obverse..Blade marked "Made in Germany." in an intertwined US on the reverse ricasso. Blade excellent with most of the original luster, just a few minor scattered stains. Very heavy elaborate gilt brass guard, with deep relief eagle on obverse counterguard, and arms panoply with American shield on the reverse folding counterguard. The knucklebow incorporates acanthus leaves with a US. Hilt overall retains about 98% of the original gilt. Nickeled scabbard is mounted with elaborately decorated ring mounts and drag, also retaining most of the original gilt. Silvered grip with twisted wire wrap about perfect. Scabbard with some minor surface staining, would clean to about perfect.
    A very nice 1860 Staff & Field.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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