An 1805 Pattern Naval Officer's Sword
Lot 470* Y
An 1805 Pattern Naval Officer's Sword
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,080) inc. premium

Lot Details
An 1805 Pattern Naval Officer's Sword
By Shrapnall, 61 Charing Cross, Early 19th Century
Of similar form to the last, the blade etched and gilt against a blued ground on one side with post-1801 crowned royal arms and mottoes between trophies and foliage, and on the other with crowned 'GR' cypher between an agricultural trophy and foliage, the back with bladesmith's name 'J.J. Runkel, Soligen' (grip with minor chip), in original black leather scabbard (split beneath the suspension mount, worn overall) with linear engraved gilt mounts and D-rings for suspension, the locket signed in full on one side and with frog-stud on the other, and retaining much original gilding
82.5 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired by the vendor at the same time as the preceding lot and probably carried by the 7th Earl of Northesk during his naval career

    For a similar example see Sim Comfort, Naval Swords & Dirks ..., Vol. 2, 2008, pp. 271-272, EW137

    James Shrapnell is recorded at 61 Charing Cross between 1774 and 1808
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