A Fine Blue & Gilt 1805 Naval Flag Officers Sword.
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37" overall, 32" spadroon blue & gilt blade engraved with Royal coat of arms, trophies of arms, trailing foliage and ‘John Gill’s Warranted’ in a ribbon. Gilt mounted with 'D' neo classical guard, fouled anchors on the langets, lions head pommel. Ivory grip with twisted gilt wire. In its original gilt and black leather scabbard with maker’s roundel ‘Johnson late Bland & Foster Sword Cuttlers & Belt Makers 68 St James St London’. With later Flag Officer suspension mounts with oak leaves and acorns.
Sword Circa 1810, Admirals mounts Circa 1825
Sword and scabbard in very good condition blue &gilt good, blade with original polish remaining.
John Gill 1803 to 1837 Johnson 1792 to 1832