Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1850

Object Number

IX.461

Provenance

'Presented by the Spanish Government in 1851' according to the typed inventory (IBE).

Associations

Places Spain

Notes

For the 1842 and 1851 gifts generally, see entry for IX.444, under Notes. For a list of the inv. nos of all the swords, blades and scabbards included in the 1851 gift, see entry for IX.453, under Notes.
For information on this pattern generally (possibly the pattern 1840 Cavalry Officer's sword) see B. Barcelo Rubi, Armamento Portatil Espanol 1764-1939, pp. 88-9 (Chapter 2,. No. 18) described as 'Sable Modelo 1840; para oficial, de Caballiera'. See also Rubi, pp. 45-6 (Chapter 1, no. 28)) (p-copies on inv. file).