Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1822

Object Number

IX.1796

Inscriptions and Marks

The blade inscription: 'PRESENTED BY THE PLANTERS RESIDENT IN GREAT BRITAIN TO SIR S.WHITTINGHAM G.C.H. IN TESTIMONY OF HIS SERVICES DURING HIS RESIDENCE IN DOMINICA JANUARY 31st 1822'. Top locket of scabbard engr. 'PROSSER/LONDON'

Bibliographic References

A.V.B. Norman and C.M. Barne, The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460-1820, London etc., 1980, pp. 209, 212 (note 45 - where the inv. no. is incorrectly given as IX.1785).

A V B Norman and G M Wilson, Treasures from the Tower of London, Norwich, 1982: 59, no. 38 (illus.).

L Southwick, 'John Prosser...', Man at Arms, 20.3, June 1998, pp. 14-23, at p. 23, fig. 15.

L Southwick, London silver-hilted swords, their makers, suppliers and allied traders, with directory, Leeds, Royal Armouries, 2001: 300, pl. 115 (hilt and base of blade with top of scabbard). INF. ON MAKER NOT YET FULLY EXTRACTED.

Notes

INFORMATION ON PROSSER FROM SOUTHWICK 2001 STILL TO BE ENTERED.