25 May 2006,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,440
GBP 700 - GBP 900
AN 1805-PATTERN STIRRP HILT SWORD FOR THE ROYAL NAVY
with 28¼in. diamond cross-section etched blade (spotting, some wear), the gilt brass hilt langets with foul anchor with crown over, shaped wire-bound ivory grip and lions head pommel with half-back mane; the leather scabbard with engraved gilt brass fittings, the top inscribed BRUNN Sowrd Cutler to the Prince Regent 56 Charing Cross LONDON -- 34in. (86.5cm.)
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May & Annis: Swords for Sea Service, HMSO, 1970, vol 1, p33, vol 2 pt 30.
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