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Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard
Title
Sword and scabbard
Date 
1760-1780
Medium 
Steel, silver, other metal, wood; leather
Dimensions 
Overall: 39 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 100.3 x 10.2 x 5.4 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Object Number 
1951.317ab
Marks 
stamped: on knuckle-bow: "JP" adjacent to three other marks etched: on forte of blade (2 times): "Amor / Vinca / Omnia"
Gallery Label 
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).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group