An 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword Of The 69th South Lincolnshire Regiment

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Lot 289
An 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword Of The 69th South Lincolnshire Regiment
By Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, Mid-19th Century

Sold for £ 237 (US$ 288) inc. premium
An 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword Of The 69th South Lincolnshire Regiment
By Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, Mid-19th Century
Similar to the last, the bright fullered blade (minor areas of rust patination) etched along one side with owner's crest in a cartouche and crowned 'VR' cypher above the regimental badge and crossed branches of laurel, all within symmetrical scrolling foliage, and on the other with maker's details within a foliate cartouche and further crowned cypher above battle honours within foliage en suite, brass hilt of regulation pattern comprising pierced bars incorporating crowned 'VR' cypher above Union foliage, and hinged inner-guard acting against a spring, in original black leather scabbard (some wear and crazing) with linear engraved brass mounts and two rings for suspension, the locket with foliate frog-button and maker's details on a shield on one side, together with its fabric sword belt with gilt clip-fastener
82.2 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For details of the maker see Leslie Southwick, London Silver-hilted Swords..., 2001, pp. 257-258
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