A fine quality Georgian courtsword
A fine quality Georgian courtsword for a Lieutenant of an English County. The blade is plain with some light pitting. The hilt and scabbard mounts are of gilt brass and retain virtually all their original burnished gilding. The guard is applied with a crowned English rose within the Garter motto surrounded by a laurel wreath, and the hilt retains its bullion and crimson dress knot, the grip is bound with twisted silver wire. Contained in its black parchment covered wooden scabbard with gilt brass mounts, the locket signed Moore, late Bicknells & Moore, Bond Strt, London
Blade length 31" (79cms) Overall length 36" (91.5cms)
for an account of William Moore see L. Southwick "London Silver-hilted Swords" Royal Armouries 2001, pp 181/2. Provenance: Fettercairn House, Kincardineshire. Further details available on request.