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401

A MOUNTED ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABRE, CIRCA 1780-1800

with curved single-edged blade formed with a long fuller on each face over three-quarters of its length, etched and gilt on a blued

ground with eagle, and the motto ‘E Pluribus Unam’ on one face and with trophies including cannon on the other, gilt-brass stirrup

hilt engraved with border ornament on the langet and hounds head pommel, leather-covered grip (binding missing), in its brass-

mounted leather scabbard

82 cm; 32

¼

in blade

£500-700

402

A BRITISH NAVAL ‘TWO-DISC’ SHORTSWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

with curved single-edged blade retaining traces of etched Royal arms and crowned cypher, iron hilt of characteristic form and iron

grip (areas of heavy pitting and corrosion)

70.5 cm; 27

¾

in blade

£150-200

403

AN ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

with curved blade double-edged towards the point, formed with a three-quarter length fuller on each face, etched with a shield

charged with stars and stripes, trophies and foliage, brass stirrup hilt, foliate langets, polished bone grip (cracked), in its brass

scabbard boldly engraved with foliage and a shield charged with fifteen stars and surmounted by an eagle, and two suspension rings

79.2 cm; 31

in blade

£600-800

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AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FIREARMS AND EDGED WEAPONS