Premier Fine Art & Antiques Auction
August 29, 2023
Below is just a small portion of the massive selection of high quality art & antiques to be featured in our upcoming August 29th 2023 auction! This auction will span multiple genres of collectibles, including Fine Paintings & Art, Jewelry & Silver, Orientalia, Rare Glass & Lamps, Early & Victorian Furniture, Decoys, Carvings, Coin-Op, & MORE!
A Fine, Rare and Unusual Eagle Head Saber With Family Ownership History to President Andrew Jackson
Overall length: 40 3/4″. Blade length: 33 3/4″.
This sword with direct descent in the family of President Andrew Jackson to a 5th generation descendant. All inheritors of the sword appear in the family tree, a copy of which is included. Additional documentation comprises a signed & notarized letter from 5th generation President Andrew Jackson descendent, Leslie Massey Jr., documenting the sword’s history and association with President Jackson.
Blade has a single large fuller with gold highlighted etching on a blued field over 1/3 of its length. Etching includes various military motifs, including a large American eagle with 18 stars above and a large ribbon that reads “E. PLURIBUS UNUM”.
There are also stands of American flags and a large wreath surrounding the words “honour and my country”. Silvered brass hilt with sharply downturned guard & medallion quillon.
Classically formed knuckle bow with no embellishments. Exceptionally well articulated eagle head pommel with beautifully sculpted feathers. Wire wrapped leather grip. Silvered brass scabbard.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: a framed photograph of the sword with a portrait of Andrew Jackson. Notarized letters & family tree documenting the sword’s descent in the Jackson family, together with a brief family history of the family.
The Andrew Jackson family eagle hilt represents an opportunity to acquire an example of the quintessential American sword with very plausible ownership by one of America’s most important Presidents.