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Sword, scabbard

Object Number: 
1951.316ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Steel, brass, mother of pearl, gilding, enamel; leather, brass, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 95.9 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on underside of counter-guard: "A B" in oblong frame
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this sword belonged to the Livingston family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group