Antique British Sterling Silver Miniature Sword Paper Knife Saber

Antique British Sterling Silver Miniature Sword Paper Knife Saber

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Antique British Sterling Silver Miniature Sword Paper Knife Saber
Antique British Sterling Silver Miniature Sword Paper Knife Saber
Antique British Sterling Silver Miniature Sword Paper Knife Saber
Antique British Sterling Silver Miniature Sword Paper Knife Saber
Antique British Sterling Silver Miniature Sword Paper Knife Saber
Antique British Sterling Silver Miniature Sword Paper Knife Saber
Antique British Sterling Silver Miniature Sword Paper Knife Saber
Antique British Sterling Silver Miniature Sword Paper Knife Saber

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SOLD Fine antique 19th century 1874 British Victorian all Sterling Silver superbly executed paper knife, in the form of a sword with a scabbard of 1821/1822 light cavalry pattern. The hilt is with a three bar guard, ribbed grip, with an integral backpiece. A slightly curved sterling silver blade of excellent quality, with a pronounced ricasso and full-length fuller, stamped with silver hallmarks. The sterling silver scabbard is stamped with silver hallmarks, applied with a mouthpiece, shoe, and two bands with suspension rings and a chain.

Both the scabbard, and the sword, are fully hallmarked with a lion for England, a leopards head for London, Victoria's head for the Victorian era, and the date marked “t” in a shield for 1874, and the maker’s mark EHS, for E.H. Stockwell. The suspension rings are also stamped with the lion hallmark.

Edward Stockwell was a famous British Victorian silversmith specialized in the manufacture of presentation swords, cup, and bottle mounts, in gold and silver, for the British upper classes. This is a very fine example of this type of work.

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MEASUREMENTS: The overall length in the scabbard is approximately: 19 cm (7 1/2 in). The overall length without the scabbard is approximately: 18 cm (7 1/8 in).

WEIGHT: 56 grams (2 troy oz).

CONDITION: The sword is of a very good gauge of silver, and of very good quality. It is in excellent condition, and has clear hallmarks.

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • E538
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Militaria & Weapons
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 19th century
  • Dimensions
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  • Condition
  • good