26th Mar, 2024 10:00

SPRING VIRTUAL FINE ANTIQUE ARMS & ARMOUR AUCTION

 
 
 

AN 1827 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD

74cm pipe backed blade faintly etched with the Royal arms, crowned fouled anchor and foliage, regulation gilt hilt with lion's head pommel, wire bound fishskin grip, contained in its leather scabbard with engraved gilt mounts, the locket signed Drury & Son, Sword Cutler, 32 Strand, London. Provenance: The Meldonfoot Collection, Phillips Scotland, 1st October 1991, Lot 158. The sword of Philip Charles Durham.

Estimate
£500 - £800
 

Buyer's premium: 30.00%

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74cm pipe backed blade faintly etched with the Royal arms, crowned fouled anchor and foliage, regulation gilt hilt with lion's head pommel, wire bound fishskin grip, contained in its leather scabbard with engraved gilt mounts, the locket signed Drury & Son, Sword Cutler, 32 Strand, London. Provenance: The Meldonfoot Collection, Phillips Scotland, 1st October 1991, Lot 158. The sword of Philip Charles Durham.

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Auction: SPRING VIRTUAL FINE ANTIQUE ARMS & ARMOUR AUCTION, 26th Mar, 2024

Virtual Fine Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria auction, viewing strictly by appointment. No bidding in person.

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