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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 75

    A FINE IRISH GEORGIAN SILVER-GILT STIRRUP-HILTED SWORD PRESENTED TO LORD VISCOUNT DELVIN, LATE COLONEL THE WESTMEATH MILITIA

    DUBLIN SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1808

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    A FINE IRISH GEORGIAN SILVER-GILT STIRRUP-HILTED SWORD PRESENTED TO LORD VISCOUNT DELVIN, LATE COLONEL THE WESTMEATH MILITIA
    DUBLIN SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1808
    Silver maker's mark IE for either James England or John Egan, with curved fullered blade etched over nearly its entire length with panels of burnished foliage, flowers and trophies-of-war heightened with blue and gilt detail, including the figures of Britannia, the Royal cypher and Royal coat-of-arms, and preserved in very fine condition, silver-gilt hilt cast in relief, the forward quillon formed as a bird-of-prey, the rear quillon as it's tallons clutching a ball, helmet pommel, the badge of The Illustrious Order of St. Patrick as a silver and blue enamelled oval carried by the knuckle-guard, and chequered ivory grip, in its gilt-copper scabbard signed 'J. Lamprey Sword Cutler 29 Westmorland St Dublin', and with presentation inscription listing the regimental officers and appointments
    31in (78.7cm) blade


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    The inscription reads: 'This Sword presented to Lord Viscount Delvin late Colonell (sic) of the Westmeath Militia by the Underneath Officers as a Testamony (sic) of their esteem'.
    'Lt Col Nugent
    Major Tighe
    Capts Ogle
    Danson
    Daly
    Lieuts Green
    Stubbs
    Sweeny
    Batty
    Henry
    Pilkington
    Edwards
    Nugent
    Burk
    Lambert
    Wolfe
    Ensigns Butler
    O'Reilly
    Light
    Fairfield
    Duke
    Paymr Davidson
    Adjut King
    QrMas Guarnsey
    AssistDoBrock

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