Object Title

Sword and Scabbard

Sword and Scabbard

Date

1900

Object Number

IX.2158

Bibliographic References

Royal Armouries, An introduction to princely armours and weapons of childhood (authors: B Clifford and K Watts), Leeds, Royal Armouries, 2003, p. 34 (illus. - full length).

Notes

Another in Bonham's (Oxford) sale, 16 April 2007, Lot 98 (illus. in cat.), catalogued as 'An attractive hunting dirk ...(possibly French)' - similar knot but ribbon instead of cord; qullons not straight but slightly curved. Another similar in Spink's sale, London 28 March 1995, Lot 190 (illus. in cat. on opposite page) - sold with its uniform (by H. Huntsman & Son, Albermarle St), described in the catalogue as 'Uniform of a Page of Hounour, the box marked FAIRFAX for Ferdinand Fairfax, Page of Honour to the Earl of Chesterfield (Lord Steward) at the coronation of George V; scabbard furniture of different pattern (p-copies of both sale cat. enties on inv. file) (PJL).