An Ormolu-Mounted Officer's Sword Presented To Christopher Crawley Esq. By The Creggan Infantry
Lot 91Y Ф
An Ormolu-Mounted Officer's Sword Presented To Christopher Crawley Esq. By The Creggan Infantry
Early 19th Century
£1,200 - 1,500
US$ 1,600 - 2,000

Lot Details
An Ormolu-Mounted Officer's Sword Presented To Christopher Crawley Esq. By The Creggan Infantry
An Ormolu-Mounted Officer's Sword Presented To Christopher Crawley Esq. By The Creggan Infantry
Early 19th Century
With curved fullered blade (light rust patination) double-edged at the point and etched over most of its length along one side with designs of foliage, a trophy of arms, crowned 'GR' cypher, the figure of Justice and 'Osborns Warranted' on a foliated scroll, and on the other with foliage, post-1801 royal arms, a trophy of arms and the presentation inscription on foliated scrolls, cast and chased stirrup hilt (knuckle-guard replaced) comprising langets and lobed rear quillon with acanthus, lion-head pommel and back-piece in one, and ribbed ivory grip (chipped) bound with copper wire, in original tooled black leather scabbard (some crazing and loss of finish) with shaped linear engraved mounts (frog-button missing, some loss of gilding) and two rings for suspension
76.5 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • The presentation inscription reads: 'This Sword Was Presented By The Non Commissioned Officers And Privates Of The Creggan Infantry To Their Commanding Officer Christopher Crawley Esq.re As A Small But Genuine Testimony Of Their Esteem'

    The Creggan Infantry was a volunteer militia unit formed in 1796 in County Armagh, Ireland. Christopher Crawley appears in the War Office list of Officers of the Militia. He received his Commission as Captain in 1796 and was the Senior Officer in the unit at that time
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