Lot 316: WILKINSON FOR GIEVES LTD, LONDON AN 1827 PATTERN BRITISH NAVAL SWORD, serial no. 56954,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
WILKINSON FOR GIEVES LTD, LONDON
AN 1827 PATTERN BRITISH NAVAL SWORD, serial no. 56954,
circa World War One, with slightly curved Wilkinson type 31 1/2in. blade etched for the majority of its length with arabesque panels of scrolls, the centre of the right hand side with a Royal Crest, the left with a fouled anchor surmounted with a King''s crown (some mild staining and discolouration throughout), the forte with ''BY APPOINTMENT'' in a banner together with ''HENRY WILKINSON, PALL MALL, LONDON'', the reverse with inlet proof mark beneath ''GIEVES LTD, LONDON, PORTSMOUTH & DEVONPORT, the back edge with the serial number, gilded brass gothic half-basket hilt with moulded King''s crown and fouled anchor device, the pommel carved with a lions head, white wire-bound sharkskin grip (lightly worn in places) and fold-down inner guard, together with its brass mounted black leather scabbard and bullion sword knot.