A British Pattern 1821 light cavalry officer's saber for the 13th Hussars
Lot 5038
A British Pattern 1821 light cavalry officer's saber for the 13th Hussars
Sold for US$ 877 inc. premium
Lot Details
A British Pattern 1821 light cavalry officer's saber for the 13th Hussars
attributed to Cornet Charles Thomas Wynn
The slightly curved 34 1/2 inch blade numbered 16667 for 1869 and with etched panels on both sides featuring scrollwork, crown and VR cipher. One side with small panel above hilt etched CTW/13/Hussars, the reverse with panel featuring the Prince of Wale's plumes above By Appointment and Henry/Wilkinson/Pall Mall/London. Regulation steel three-bar hilt with grey shagreen and silver wire-wrapped grip retaining the original silk and silver thread sword knot. Steel two-ring scabbard with brass throat.
Condition: Excellent blade. Hilt with some minor spotting, the grip covering worn and with one strand of loose wire at the pommel. Sword knot badly frayed. Scabbard with few minor dents and showing spotting/light pitting.
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Footnotes

  • Note:Cornet Wynn joined the regiment in May of 1870 and retired in October of the following year.
    Originally the 13th Light Dragoons the regiment was renamed the 13th Hussars in 1858, the regiment served in England, 1858-70; in Canada, 1870-72 (Red River Expedition), back in England, 1872-74 and in India, 1874-85.
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