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SWORDS FOR SALE

1821 Pattern Royal Artillery Officer's Sword by Wilkinson VR 1870

Description: A very fine example of an RA sword from the 1870s. The metal to the hilt has lovely patina overall, the wiring and shagreen to the grip is present and intact and the blade is in superb condition. The black painted scabbard has some light corrosion overall, but it is undamaged and complete. This sword is numbered 17100 for 1870.

The blade is beautifully etched with the RA cipher and owners initials and armorial crest to one side while the other has the entwined flowers of The Union with VR cipher beneath the Royal Arms plus the Wilkinsons trade mark. This is extremely fine quality etching and it appears to be hand-finished.

Provenance: This sword was purchased by James Hurley Rosseter in 1871 when he commissioned into the Royal Artillery. He served in India for many years before retiring with the rank of Lt Col. The arms on the blade of this sword are of the Hurley family with whom he was associated by birth.

Price: Final sale price withheld.

Catalogue No: ES0073

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