Lot 63: Spanish Sapper's Short Sword and Scabbard
December 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Spanish Sapper's Short Sword and Scabbard, mid-19th c., blade marked "J.B.S./ B.", lion head pommel, brass mounted leather scabbard with frog mount, blade l. 16 in. Provenance: Gaspar Cusachs, entrepreneur, historian and collector, (1855-1929); The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA (c. 1915-2016) as sword of Pierre Maspero (1771-1882), according to Publications of Louisiana Historical Society, vol. III, 1915.