Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

IX.7931

Provenance

Presumed Tower arsenal. First registered by Valuation Team when found unnumbered on loan to Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth (Loan L180), 20/03/1989 (Russell-Cotes No. 15).

Physical Description

Variant hilt with the divisions between the bars continued as engraved lines. Compared with the standard pattern the rear quillon is wider and with disc terminal of smaller diameter.

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

J. Morgan, 'The 1853 cavalry trooper's sword', Classic Arms and Militaria, VII, no. 5, Sept./Oct. 2000, pp. 27, 29 - as example of variant guard with down-turned quillon (with smaller than usual terminal).

Notes

For other swords of this pattern with similar variant guards, see entry for IX.1734, under Notes.