Description

    Gilt Metal Sword of the Bodyguard of King William IV (the Sailor King) of Great Britain and Ireland
    Circa 1830

    The scabbard of leather and gilt metal engraved with scrolls, one side applied with a brass plaque bearing the crowned inscription Firmin & Sons Sword Cutters to His Majesty 153 Strand London, the steel tapered blade similarly engraved and signed, with gilt metal hilt attached to pommel designed with tassel of silvered thread, one side embroidered with the initials WR for William IV, King of Great Britain (1830-37)- 38 1/2 in. long

    Provenance:
    Purchased from Forsyth's, Nashville, TN


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2008
    24th Thursday
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