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Dress Sword

ca. 1790 (made)
Place of origin

Cut steel hilt set with Wedgwood plaques

Object details

Object type
Brief description
Dress sword, English, late 18th
Physical description
Cut steel hilt set with Wedgwood plaques
  • 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.
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Record createdNovember 4, 2002
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