• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 129

    A PAIR OF ROYAL NAVY CAPTAIN'S BUILLION EPAULETTES

    CIRCA 1825

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF ROYAL NAVY CAPTAIN'S BUILLION EPAULETTES
    CIRCA 1825
    With applied fouled anchor contained in a japanned tin with paper label inscribed 'SEW RN'
    11 inches across
    Together with a Royal Navy Officer's waistbelt, marked for 'J. Salter/73 Strand' and sword slings, circa 1825; and a Midshipman's dirk with turned ivory grip, brass disc guard and brass mounted sheath, early 19th century, 12½ in. long (4)


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    Provenance

    Captain Samuel Edward Widdrington, R.N., (formerly Cook) (1787-1856) and by descent at Newton Hall, Northumberland.