A Good Victorian Officer's Presentation Sword
Lot 220*
A Good Victorian Officer's Presentation Sword
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium
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A Good Victorian Officer's Presentation Sword
83.5cm blade by J & B Pearse & Co, Hart St. Covent Garden London, etched with foliate scrolls, crowned VR cypher, a slung bugle horn and presentation inscription, gilt gothic hilt deeply cast overall with scrolls, oak leaves and acorns and incorporating the Royal cypher, wire bound fish skin grip, in its engraved steel scabbard with ornate gilt cast with foliage, two suspension rings.

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  • The inscription reads: Presented to Lieutt S.H. Wood, by the Non Commd Officers & Men of the Glossop Detachment 4th Vol Batt: Cheshire Regt, on his attaining his majority, 21 March, 1893.'

    Samuel H. Wood was commisioned into the Chessire Regiment in 1889, attaining the rank of Captain. He resigned his commision in 1902, rejoining his regiment in 1914. He transfered to the TF Reserve in 1918. He was Deputy Leiutenant and JP for Herefordshire, JP for Herefordshire and Derbyshire, member of Parliament for High Peak Division 1910/29, and sometime Chairman of Arsenal Football Club. He assumed the surname of Hill-Wood in 1910 and was created 1st Bart in 1921 and died in 1949.
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