Fine Antique Arms & Armour

British Infantry Senior Officers Sword by J Read of College Green Dublin Ref: 32.15


Price: £4,250

Item Description:


A fine Irish Senior Infantry Officers Sword of the early 19th century with stirrup hilt, lion's head pommel and ivory grip. The blade is blued for over half of its length with gilt engraved panels including stands of arms, Britannia, a soldier, scales of justice, Royal Arms and GR with crown above after which the blade is frost etched with further designs almost to its tip including the badge of the Order of St Patrick, a soldier with Dublin Castle in the background, Irish harp with crown above, profuse scrolling foliage and a lion.


The langets have lions' heads. The scabbard is of black leather with the name of the maker "J Read College Grn Dublin". Blade length 29 inches (87 cm) overall just under 34.25 inches (87 cm).


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