A Presentation Small Sword, 1797 - 98

A Presentation Small Sword,

Item ref: 2919

  • England
  • Silver, gold, enamel, steel, paste brilliants, wood and fish skin
  • 105 cm / 41.3 in

Provenance:

Jay P. Altmayer Collection
Donald R. Tharpe Collection

Inscribed:
PRESENTED BY THE OFFICERS COMPRISING THE GARRISON OF BANDON TO MAJOR GENL. COOTE AS A MARK OF THEIR SINCERE ESTEEM RESPECT & GRATITUDE 
Officers of the 2nd Fencible Irish Dragoons, 30th Regiment of Foot, Light Companies Embodied into a Battalion: Westmeath, Wexford, Galway, Waterford, Royal Meath,Fermanagh, Sligo, Limerick County, Roscommon, Derry, Dublin County, Leitrim, and Leitrim Regiment of Militia

The hilt of this sword is cast and chased silver-gilt, struck on the knuckle-bow with the London hallmarks for the assaying year of 1797–98 and the maker’s mark of James Morisset. It is decorated overall with neo-Classical iconography, incorporating acanthus leaves, wreaths and sprays of laurel and of oak. The arms of the hilt are formed of laurel wreaths.

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