The Baird Jewels and Archive (19 September 2003)

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Date of Auction: 19th September 2003

Sold for £800

Estimate: £400 - £600

A 1796 pattern Infantry Officer’s sword

The straight blade with traces of blue and gilt and engraved with the Royal Arms (pre-1801), GR cypher, fitted with original bullion and crimson silk sword knot; the leather scabbard now in two pieces but retaining all three mounts, the upper of which is inscribed, ‘J. DEAN, No. 4 STRAND’,
the silver wire hand grip and all gilt sections in excellent condition, except the pommel which is worn and a possible replacement £400-600

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