Sword: Straight Triangular Blade with Floral Design

Object Number: 
1951.318
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Steel, enamel, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 94.6 x 10.8 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Sword with straight, evenly tapered blade which is triangular in cross section, with about 9 inches of blade below hilt all all three sides decorated with etched designs on a ground of blue enamel and gilding; steel hilt with nearly circular counter-guard with scalloped and beaded edge, knuckle-bow made in one piece with pas d'ane and straight quillon with disk finial, and grip and conical pommel made separately; knuckle-bow, grip, and pommel with grid-textured surfaces.
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