A Regimental 1821 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer's Sword of the Royal Horse Guards
Lot 46*
A Regimental 1821 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer's Sword of the Royal Horse Guards
Sold for £812 (US$ 1,352) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Regimental 1821 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer's Sword of the Royal Horse Guards
85.5cm blade by Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London numbered 36912 for 1899, etched with scrolls, crowned VR cypher and Royal Arms, and within a panel the owner's initials A.V.H.V-L., Royal Horse Guards, patent solid hilt with regulation steel scroll guard, wire bound chequered horn grip, complete with a crimson cloth faced buff liner, in its steel scabbard with two suspension rings.

Footnotes

  • The sword of Arthur Vaughan Hanning Vaughan-Lee. Commisioned in the Royal Horse Guards from the Somerset Light Infantry 1885.
    Captain 1894
    Major 1899
    Brevet LT Colonel 1903
    Lt Colonel 1907
    Brevet Colonel 1908
    Retired 1911.
    He served in the Boer War. It would appear that some officers purchased service swords when active service was imminent, and this would seem to be the case with this sword. Sold with further details of the owner's career.
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