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Sword and Scabbard

1977.754.1AB (RS117070)

Description

.1A) Military steel sword; blade with blueing on both sides; obverse with engraved and gilt eagle decoration with "E Pluribus Unum"; reverse with liberty cap on pole; gilt brass hilt with graduated line of five balls on hand guard; ebony grip with squared gilt brass finial; .1B) Leather scabbard bound with gilt brass at tip and mouth; ringed medial band with leather strap.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
ebony (wood)
engraving (printing process)
gilding
leather
steel (alloy)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Eagle
Ebony
ebony (wood)
engraving (printing process)
Gilded
gilding
leather
Leather
Liberty Cap
Scabbard, Sword
scabbards
Steel
steel (alloy)
Stipple Engraved
swords
Dimensions
5.125 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.754.1AB
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4546

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