A Fine Presentation Sabre
Lot 227*Y
A Fine Presentation Sabre
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 27,313) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Fine Presentation Sabre
Slightly curved 82cm pipe-backed blade double-edged towards the point, etched, blued and gilt for almost its entire length with scrolling foliage, stands of arms, WRIV cypher, Royal Arms, the figure of Britannia and a presentation inscription, gilt stirrup hilt, the knuckle-guard and pommel deeply cast with acorns and oakleaves, the quillons in the form of scrolling foliage, the langets in the form of flower heads and swags, carved ivory grip (age cracks), in its gilt scabbard engraved overall on the outside face with foliage and the Royal cypher against a stippled ground, the suspension rings in the form of rope and foliage, complete with its sword knot with gold and crimson strap and bullion tassel.

Footnotes

  • The inscription reads: Presented To William Bird Brodie Esqr Lieut Coll Of The Salsbury Volunteer Infantry, By The Non Commisioned Officers And Privates Under His Command As A Token Of Their Attachment, Respect, And Esteem, August 21st 1831.
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