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Officer's dress sword: M.3 & A-1982

Object information

Titles

Officer's dress sword

Maker(s)

Jones (Swordmaker)

Description

Cast and chiselled gilt-brass hilt (Norman 112) with asymetrical, almost triangular shell-guard. Vase-shaped pommel. The whole decorated with beading. Plain, straight, flat blade, decorated towards the hilt with etched foliage and the maker's name and address. Scabbard of wood, covered in black leather, with brass chape and locket, the latter gilt.

Notes

History note: Probably Major-General Sir Francis Seymour who was Groom in Waiting to Prince Albert and to Queen Victoria, and from whom the donor is descended. From the collection of the donor's brother, the late L.H. Smyth, M.A., LL.B. (Trinity Hall).

Legal notes

Given by J.R.V. Smyth

Measurements and weight

Length: 94.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-03-08) by Smyth, J. R. V.

Dating

Second half of 19th Century
Victoria I
Circa 1850 - 1900

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Hilt composed of gilt brass Locket composed of gilt brass Scabbard composed of wood (plant material) leather Length 89.0 cm
Blade composed of steel Length 82.0 cm
Chape composed of brass (alloy) Decoration

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: maker's name and address

  • Text: JONES/6/Regent St./London
  • Location: On blade
  • Method of creation: Etched
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3 & A-1982
Primary reference Number: 19142
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 January 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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