A Cased Silver Hilted Presentation Sword of the Artists Rifles
Lot 239*Y
A Cased Silver Hilted Presentation Sword of the Artists Rifles
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,882) inc. premium
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A Cased Silver Hilted Presentation Sword of the Artists Rifles
81cm blade by Pillin, Manufacturer, Gerrard St., Soho London, etched for its entire length with scrolling foliage, a slung bugle horn, crowned VR cypher over 38, regimental title badge and motto, presentation inscription, and recipient's arms and crest, the hilt boldly cast with scrolling Union flowers and foliage, and the regimental badge, silver wire bound fish skin grip, in its plated steel scabbard, two suspension rings, complete with its knot of silver bullion cord and acorn, contained in its blue plush lined and fitted leather covered case, the lid impressed with the recipient's name. Hallmarked London 1877.

Footnotes

  • The inscription reads: Presented to Captain Lacy W. Ridge, by the Non- Commissioned Officer's & Men of C. Company, Artists R.V.C., on the 10th Anniversary of the formation of the company, 6th Novr 1877.
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