A Georgian naval officer’s dress sword early 19th century.
A Georgian naval officer’s dress sword early 19th century. The single edged blade is cut with a single fuller, and is blued and gilt, and etched with a crowned GR, a fouled anchor, the Union flowers and a military trophy together with assorted foliate ornaments. The stirrup hilt retaining most of its original gilding, the langets with crowned fouled anchors chased in relief, the pommel chiselled as a lion’s head, and the top of the knucklebow pierced for a dress knot. The polished ivory grip is bound with twisted copper wire.
Blade length 27¼” (69.2cms) Overall length 31¾” (80.3cms)