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Lot 316: WILKINSON FOR GIEVES LTD, LONDON AN 1827 PATTERN BRITISH NAVAL SWORD, serial no. 56954,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 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.

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