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1854 Pattern Coldstream Guards Officer's Sword by Wilkinson

Description: A fine, though somewhat tired, example of the 1854 Pattern Guards Officer’s sword by Wilkinson. The hilt and plated blade are complete. The grip retains all of its shagreen and the wiring is complete. Some of the original plating is still present on the guard though there is some surface corrosion present also. The plated blade is finely etched with the battle honours to both sides of the blade plus the royal cipher for Edward VII to one side and the initials FRP for Frederick Robert Pollock to the other. There are some minor areas of tarnishing to the plating on the blade that I think in some spots may have penetrated to the metal. This sword was sharpened in preparation for war in 1914. The scabbard is in poor condition; the metal throat is missing and there area areas of damage to the body and the chape.

Provenance: Formerly the property of Lt Frederick Robert Pollock. Following his education at Eton Pollock was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1904. He served with his battalion in France in 1914 and was killed near Mons in Oct 1914. he is buried at the St Julien Dressing Station Cemetery. Further information supplied on purchase.

Price £795

Catalogue No: ES0074

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