General Angel Martinez's Personal Sword, Gun, Belt, Holster Rig and Medals

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General Angel Martinez's Personal Sword, Gun, Belt, Holster Rig and Medals

6,000.00

Lot 507

General Angel Martinez's Personal Sword, Gun, Belt, Holster Rig and Medals

a) S/N 22715, .44-40, 5 ½ inch barrel. The General's personalized Merwin & Hulbert 4th Model, nickel finish, 2-piece pearl grips with “A M” monogram, folding hammer spur, 1880s. Condition: very good bore, 95% nickel overall, very small areas of surface oxidation, grips are excellent, excellent mechanically, excellent marks. Comes with the original piteado floral embroidered holster and belt rig in excellent condition.

b) High grade Mexican Officers Military presentation Sword, signed on the ricasso "C. Morel", with Solingen makers mark. Ornate floral etching on the blade including a Mexican snake and eagle in the center. Snake and eagle motif continued on the hilt. Period sword knot and sash, most likely the original. Silver and gold bullion mounted on a green fabric. Sharkskin grip with relief gilded mounts showing Mexican snake and eagle.

c) Three Medals awarded to the General: 2 suspension badges and one enameled pin.

d) Carved bone handled cane with wood body.

Provenance: Collection Belonging to Gen. Angel Martinez, Little John’s Auction, February 2010. At that time included a copy of the Will of Catalina de Tore, widow of Angel Martinez, which mentions the name Sofia Wiesner who gave this collection to Dr. William A. Roberts in the late 1930's at San Francisco, CA (copy misplaced and not included).

Reasonable offers considered. Click here to inquire. Reference Lot #507

 

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