Sword and scabbard
Steel, silver, other metal, wood; leather
Overall: 39 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 100.3 x 10.2 x 5.4 cm )
stamped: on knuckle-bow: "JP" adjacent to three other marks etched: on forte of blade (2 times): "Amor / Vinca / Omnia"
Dress sword with straight steel blade, which is triangular in cross section with a wide forte that narrows suddenly to a slender foible (colichemarde type); forte decorated with etched designs and inscriptions on all three sides; silver hilt with heart-shaped counter-guard, and knuckle-bow with spiral motif made in one piece with pas d'ane and quillons with disk finials; wooden grip wrapped with various types of wire; ball pommel with molded spiral motif and capstan rivet; leather scabbard.
According to the accession records, this sword belonged to the Livingston family. Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813) was probably its original owner. References to the the London silversmith John Perry were found in "Old Silver" by Wyler (pp. 171, 201).
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.