Sword

  • Category:

    Weapons, Hunting, and Fishing

  • Creator (Role):

    Thomas Charles Fletcher (Maker or seller)

    William Rose II (Maker)

    John Meer Sr. (Artist)

    Fletcher & Gardiner (Designer)

    Thomas Birch (Inspiration for design)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1828

  • Materials:

    Gold; Steel; Wool

  • Museum Object Number:

    2015.0004.001 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2015.0004.001 A

Object Name

Sword

Category

Weapons, Hunting, and Fishing

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle.

Creator (Role)

Thomas Charles Fletcher (Maker or seller)
April 3, 1787-November 14, 1866

William Rose II (Maker)
1783-1854
RELATIONS: SON OF THE SAME NAME ALSO A CUTLER

John Meer Sr. (Artist)
2/09/1756-07/29/1831

Fletcher & Gardiner (Designer)
1808-1842

Thomas Birch (Inspiration for design)
1779-01/14/1851

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1828

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Blade, near hilt; "W. ROSE" stamped incuse, inverted
2. Signature; Blade, near hilt (beneath counter guard); "MEER / Philada" etched in a rectangle / etched incuse

Subjects

War of 1812; Naval history; Military

Materials

Gold; Steel; Wool

Dimensions (inches)

3 (H) , 32.5 (L) , 5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

7.62 (H) , 82.55 (L) , 12.7 (W)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fennimore, Donald L. & Wagner, Ann. 2007 Silversmiths to the Nation: Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, 1808-1842.
Published: Cat. 53, pp. 186-187.
[Book] Lossing, Benson John. 1868 Lossing's Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812.
pp. 983-987.
[Book] Mowbray, Stuart. 1998 American Swords from the Philip Medicus Collection.
Published: Plate 36a, pp. 80-81.
[Book] McClinton, Katherine Morrison. 1968 Collecting American 19th Century Silver.
Published: p. 160 (center).