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Lot 704: NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD WITH LION HEAD POMMEL AND FOLDING SIDE GUARD EARLY 19TH CENTURY gilt brass Celtic hilt with cast fouled anchor..Platinum House
March 15, 2012
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD WITH LION HEAD POMMEL AND FOLDING SIDE GUARD
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
gilt brass Celtic hilt with cast fouled anchor, ivory grip, etched single edged pipe back blade (some corrosion)
31inch 80 cm blade
Note:This is the sword of Captain William Fordyce Blair, 25th Laird.
- Blade heavily tarnished and with large areas or rust
- Gilt mounts tarnished
- Ivory is in good condition
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