A Pair of Rifle Officer's Swords Owned by The Hon. G.O.M. Bridgeman
Lot 102*
A Pair of Rifle Officer's Swords Owned by The Hon. G.O.M. Bridgeman
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,456) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Pair of Rifle Officer's Swords Owned by The Hon. G.O.M. Bridgeman
A Pair of Rifle Officer's Swords Owned by The Hon. G.O.M. Bridgeman
The first of field weight with 82cm blade by Henry WIlkinson Pall Mall London, numbered 15410 for 1867, etched with scrolls, crowned VR cypher, a slung bugle horn, owner's crest and W.S. to G.B. within a banner, regulation steel gothic patent solid hilt incorporating slung bugle horn, wire bound chequered horn grips, in its steel scabbard with two suspension rings, the second of levee weight with 82.5cm blade by Wilkinson, Pall Mall London, numbered 15439 for 1867 etched with scrolls, crowned VR cypher, a slung bugle horn and owner's crest, regulation steel gothic hilt incorporating a slung bugle horn, wire bound fish skin grip, in its steel scabbard with two suspension rings. (2)

Footnotes

  • The Swords of The Honourable Gerald Orlando Manners Bridgeman, 3rd son of the 3rd Earl of Bradford, born 5th November 1847, and died 14th April 1870, aged 22. Ensign The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).

    The W.S. on the blade refers to Lord Walter Scott, The Duke of Buccleuch.
    Sold with further research and photocopy of Wilkinson records.
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