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SWORDS FOR SALE

1854 Pattern Scots Guards Officer's Sword by Wilkinson - Named Blade

Description: This sword was produced in 1908 for Ronald Tress Barry (see summary of provenance below). The plated blade is superbly etched with the guards battle honours and the owners initials and the edge has been sharpened prior to the commencement of The Great War. The hilt and scabbard have some light patches of surface corrosion and areas of missing plating overall. The grip is in fine condition; the wiring is tight and there is no movement between the hilt and the blade. The blade is a good fit to the scabbard. A named sword bag accompanies the sword.

Provenance: Ronald Tress Barry born 23rd January 1888 Kensington. Father Douglas Herron Barry director of Private companys. He married an actress (previously divorced) in 1909 and they had 1 daughter in 1910. Divorced in 1913. In the 1911 Census his wife is shown at home in Chelsea with her daughter but Ronald is not there, nor does he appear to be anywhere in Britain; perhaps he was abroad. In 1914 Ronald was a second Lieutenant on Probation from the Reserve of Officers promoted to be a Second Lieutenant of the Scots Guards. Promoted to Captain in July 1917 while serving with the Guards Machine Gun Regiment. Transferred to the Reserve List Feb 1919. Wounded in the War, Sword purchased Oct 1908 Scots Guards. Died in Norfolk 1969.

Price: Final Sale Price Withheld.

Catalogus No: ES0031

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