A Victorian Rifle Officer's Presentation Sword
Lot 221*
A Victorian Rifle Officer's Presentation Sword
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,938) inc. premium
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A Victorian Rifle Officer's Presentation Sword
82.5cm blade by Mappin Broths, London Bridge, etched with scrolling foliage, a crowned VR cypher, a stand of arms, regimental title Cambridgeshire Rifles and presentation inscription, white metal hilt cast and pierced overall with foliate scrolls, acorns and oakleaves and a crowned slung bugle horn, wire bound fish skin grip, in its leather scabbard with white metal mounts heavily embossed with scrolling foliage, serpents and dragons, two suspension rings.

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  • The Inscription Reads: Presented to Robert Charles Catling, Esqre. Captain of the 5th Cambridgeshire Rifle Volunteers by the Officers, Non Comissioned Officers and Privates Under his Command, March 10th 1863.

    Captain Robert Charles Catling. The first appointed Captain to the small 5th Cambridgeshire (March) Rifle Volunteers, 21.8.1860. He continued to serve as such until his retirement between April and December 1872. He was High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire in 1880, and resided at Needham Hall, Elm, Wisbech. Cambs.
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