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Dress Sword

ca. 1790 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cut steel hilt set with Wedgwood plaques


object details
Categories
Object Type
Brief Description
Dress sword, English, late 18th
Physical Description
Cut steel hilt set with Wedgwood plaques
Dimensions
  • Hilt length: 16.9cm
  • Blade length: 83.1cm
  • Guard width: 10.0cm
  • Guard depth: 8.0cm
  • Whole length: 99.8cm
  • Grip length: 8.4cm
Bibliographic References
  • Hayward, J.F. Swords and Daggers, HMSO, London, 1963, cat. 34a
  • Stemp, Sinty, "Ornamental or Useful: A Cut Steel Chatelaine by Boulton and Wedgwood", The Journal of the Antique Metalware Society, Vol. 17, June 2009, ISSN. 1359124X, p. 12, ill.
Collection
Accession Number
1735-1888

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record createdNovember 4, 2002
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