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A fine presentation sword. The Blade inscribed 'Presented to the Rt. Honble. General Sir Redvers H. Buller V.C.

Maker:  Maker Unknown

Date: 

(1900)

Description: 

A fine presentation sword. The Blade inscribed 'Presented to the Rt. Honble. General Sir Redvers H. Buller V.C., G.C.B., K.C.M.G. by the County of Devon in recognition of his gallant service in South Africa 1899-1900' together with the names of battles and actions relating to the Boer War. The hilt of the sword is in gold carrying the London hallmark for 18 carat gold. The hilt contains on each side four enamelled roses the central cross section contains the initials 'R.H.B.' being set with rubies sapphires and diamonds respectively. The pommel is in the form of a lion's head rubies representing the eyes. The scabbard is of silver being embellished with two gold suspender ring sections, and in addition is tipped with a gold section of approximately 10 inches in length. These applied gold sections contain ornamentation representing the Victoria Cross (2) the Star of the Order of the Bath (2), Star of the Order of St Michael and St George (2), the badge of the King's Royal Rifle Corp (2) the badge of the Devonshire Regiment (2) and badges relating to the family crest the initials of the recipient etc.

ID:  98770

THIS ARTWORK IS LOCATED IN:

Devon

Item is on indefinite loan to the Guild Hall Museum Exeter