A good Georgian 1827 pattern naval officer’s sword

Item:
453
Region:
Britain
Type:
Naval Items, Military Swords
Description:
A good Georgian 1827 pattern naval officer’s sword by John Prosser. The regulation polished pipe back blade bearing the maker’s large stamp, IP conjoined and crowned. The regulation gilt brass hilt retaining nearly all its original gilding, with lion’s head pommel, a crowned fouled anchor in the guard and a sprung folding sideguard. The grips is covered with white sharkskin and bound with twisted copper wire. Contained in its leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts retaining most of their original gilding, the locket with its frog hook and engraved “PROSSER Maker to the King and H.R.H the Lord High Admiral LONDON”. Retaining its original bullion dress knot (the knot cord is worn, and there is some wear to the scabbard leather)
Metrics:
Blade length 29¼" (74cms) Overall length 34½" (87.5cms)
Notes:
John Prosser was appointed sword cutler to King George III in 1796, George IV in 1820, and to William IV in 1830. For an account of John Prosser see L. Southwick “London Silver Hilted Swords” Leeds 2001 pp 199-200
Price:
£1,750