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A fine presentation sword. The Blade is inscribed 'Presented to the Rt. Honourable General Sir Redvers H. Buller G.C.B.

Maker:  Maker Unknown

Date: 

(1900)

Description: 

A fine presentation sword. The Blade is inscribed 'Presented to the Rt. Honourable General Sir Redvers H. Buller G.C.B., and V.C. (along with the address) by the people of Natal 17 October 1900' also with inscriptions relating to South Africa, the Victoria Cross, King's Royal Rifle Regiment etc. The cross section of the hilt contains the initials of the recipient and the emblem of the Field Marshal both superimposed on enamel and surrounded by a green enamel wreath of laurel. The pommel is in the form of a lion's head. The steel scabbard contains two gold suspender ring sections, and in addition is tipped with a gold section of approximately 7 inches in length. These gold sections contain representations of the Order of the Bath, Order of St Michael and St George, Victoria Cross, King's Royal Rifle Corp badge and the family crest together with enamelled scroll work reading 'South Africa 1899-1900 Relief of Ladysmith'.

ID:  98780

THIS ARTWORK IS LOCATED IN:

Hampshire

Item is on indefinite loan to the Royal Green Jackets Museum, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 6NQ. Telephone 01962 863846