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1854 Pattern Grenadier Guards Officers Sword by Wilkinson No 35428 VR

Description: Quite a rare sword i.e. an 1854P with an 1892P blade and VR cipher. Sound all round; lovely clear etching to the blade which incorporates the badge of Clan Hamilton. The guard is likewise in good order, with only some extremely minor loss of plating to the guard around its edge and on the pommel. The wiring tight to the grip and there is no loss to its shagreen.

The accompanying ceremonial scabbard retains all of its original plating and its wooden liners are intact.

N.B. The blade has been sharpened prior to active service in the Second Boer War; some scuffing to the lower part of the blade was incurred when it was sharpened.

Provenance: Formerly the property of Gilbert Claud Hamilton. He fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902, where he was mentioned in despatches. He also served during the First World War, where he was again mentioned in despatches. He was decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1915.1 He was invested as a Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in 1919.1 He gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Grenadier Guards. Further research to follow.

Price: Final sale price withheld.

Catalogue No: ES0106

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