Steel, brass, mother of pearl, gilding, enamel; leather, brass, gilding
Overall: 37 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 95.9 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm )
stamped: on underside of counter-guard: "A B" in oblong frame
Sword with straight, evenly tapered steel blade which is triangular in cross section, with incurving sides decorated with blue enamel and gilding; obverse with shell-shaped counter-guard with scalloped edge; knuckle-bow, quillon, and pommel, as well as counter-guard, are gilded brass with small oval medallions, leaf and scroll motifs, and beading; grips have a plaque of mother of pearl on either side and a strip of gilded brass embossed with leaves and flowers on either edge; leather scabbard with gilded brass mounts, including leaf-embossed frog stud.
According to the accession records, this sword belonged to the Livingston family.
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.