Object Title

Hoof box

Hoof box

Date

after 1861

Object Number

XVIII.323

Provenance

Purchased in conjunction with Calthorpe's sword, IX.2603,via David Oliver from Philips' Auction Rooms, 24th February, 1984.

Physical Description

Hoof mounted with horseshoe and fetlock-shaped lid in silver gilt. Lid engraved: THE NEAR HIND/of/A BAY CHARGER WHO WAS PRESENT AT/THE BATTLE OF ALMA SEPT 20/RIDDEN DURING THE FLANK MARCH/AND CAVALRY AFFAIR AT KHUTOR MACKENZIE/September 25/AND TAKING OF BALAKLAVA THE FOLLOWING DAY/ALSO FOR SEVERAL HOURS/AT THE BATTLES OF BALAKLAVA,OCTR. 25/AND INKERMANN NOVR.5 1854/PRESENT IN THE TRENCHES BEFORE/SEVASTOPOL/JUNE 18 1855.Inside lid engraved PRODIGY RECEIVED A CONTUSED WOUND/ON HIND QUARTERS, FROM PIECE OF SHELL AT TAKING OF BALAKLKAVA. Three silver marks, with the date letter for 1861/2 are follwoed by another inscription: DIED AND WAS BURIED IN THE /CAVALRY BARRK/YARD, NORWICH/DECR.1861/AGED 13 YEARS.Prodigy was the mount of SJ Calthorpe, whose presentation sword is IX.2603.

Associations

Places Britain