Have you got an antiques.co.uk seller account?

Login forgotten password
search now

    english light company 1803 officer’s sword

    1803 pattern officer’s sword gilt brass hilt with stringed bugle pinned to the knucklebow with GR and crown below, flattened lion head pommel with gilt wire bound fish skin grip. Curved blue and gilt blade with GR and crown with crossed lancer to reverse. Complete with gilt brass mounted leather scabbard with fixed rings and frog stud. The maker is on the top locket, hard to read but it's Griffen & Adams, sword cutler to HRH The Duke of Clarence, 76 Strand London. When this sword was purchased by it’s previous own there was a label on the top locket which read W ELLIS Walton Ellis - Col. Henry Walton-Ellis of Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds received at Waterloo on 20th. June 1815. He was shot in the chest on 18th., left the field of battle, fell of his horse, was found and given medical treatment, placed in a hut/hovel, this caught fire on 19th. he was rescued, but on top of everything else, received severe burns and died on the 20th - Please note there is no proof actually to confirm this was his sword but it is a pattern sword worn by Royal Welsh Fusiliers Officer’s at the time. Length 34.5 inches blade 30 inches.

    Price: SOLD

    Here on antiques co uk we love antiques and specialise in selling antiques. Even though this item was for sale and is now sold or otherwise now unavailable we have many more items for sale including vintage antiques, silver, tables, watches, jewellery and much more for your interiors and home.

    Search all the antiques currently for sale on www.antiques co uk. Or why not consider selling your antiques and making sales more easily with us!

    tridentsales

    To enquire about this antique simply fill in the form below and we'll send your enquiry on to tridentsales

    Tridentsales has 4 antiques for sale.
    click here to see them all

    Subscribe to our Newsletter!

    Keep up to date with all the happenings in the antiques world, delivered straight into your inbox with our regular newsletter!

    We won't sell or use your email address for anything except sending you our newsletter. For more information on our privacy policy, please click here.