Short sword

About 1730–40
Jacob Hurd (American, 1702 or 1703–1758)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 174

Dimensions

90.17 cm (35 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

55.502

Medium or Technique

Silver, steel

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

Silver hilt with with turned tip on flattened globular pommel; knuckle guard and quillon bent; counterguard slightly molded; triangular steel blade rather crudely engraved on forte.

Inscription

Engraved "EL" on edge of counterguard.

Markings

Marked on edge of counterguard with Buhler mark c (surname in semiscript in an ellipse).

Provenance

Probably Ensign Enoch Little (1658-1766), based on the engraved initials; by descent to his son Captain Edmund Little (1715-1803); by descent to the donors; 1955, gift of Miss Helen Wescott Noyes and Dr. Margaret Noyes Kleinert (Accession Date September 15, 1955)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Helen Westcott Noyes and Dr. Margaret Noyes Kleinert