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This early 19th c. American officer's sword features a hilt with the distinct style of the eagle head pommel associated with the Albany silversmith Isaac Hutton. A silver-hilted sword with a near-identical pommel, hallmarked by Hutton, was sold by Christie's New York in 1999 [Sale 8239, Lot 1].
Blade is 28", engraved for half its length on either side with military and floral motifs, including the US flag, strands of arms, etc. Blade has a nice uniform patina, no active rust or significant pitting. Blade is straight and true.
The guard has loosened up over time, so has the grip ferrule. Horn grip has chipped at the top, a frequently seen occurrence in period hilts. Eagle head is unique, parrot-like, and nicely hand-chased.