Sword and scabbard

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