Rare I'd Tiffany Civil War Staff & Field Officer Sword!

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 03, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
Up for auction is a Rare regulation model 1850 Staff & Field Officers Sword and Scabbard that was made by the famous Tiffany & Company of New York . This sword is completely authentic and has a verbal provenance of belonging to General John Riggin who was an aide to General Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War. It comes with a framed and matted copy of a war time photograph of General Riggin in uniform holding his sword as well as a framed and matted copy of his commission to Brigadier General at the end of the war. Authentic Tiffany & Co. Officer swords are pretty rare on the collecting market and almost every collector wants one for their collection because of their history and reputation of quality and craftsmanship. Charles Tiffany was born in 1812, became a silversmith apprentice and started in business with a partner in New York city in 1837. Sometime between 1848-1853 he became the sole owner of the company called Tiffany & Company. The company earned a reputation for fine quality and excellence in the products they produced. When the American Civil War broke out, Tiffany received US Government contracts to supply them with cavalry, non commissioned officer, and short artillery swords as well as muskets, carbines and revolvers. As you probably know, Officers were required to purchase their own swords. Tiffany imported some swords and also hilted ... read more