A Fine English Silver Mounted Hunting Hanger by William Kinman.
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28” overall, 22 ¼” straight blade etched over the greater part of its surface with scenes from the chase, celestial motifs, foliage and portrait medallions carried by trophies of arms on each face. Silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising a pair of quillons with globular terminals decorated en rocaille, quillon block decorated with trophies of arms, lion head pommel and original double knuckle chain, spirally carved green stained grip.
Hilt with maker’s mark and Hall Mark for 1773.
Fine sword in very good condition.
William Kinman, a prominent London silver hilt maker and a leading member of the Founders' Company of London, is recorded circa 1728-1808.
See ‘London Silver-Hilted Swords Their Makers, Suppliers and Allied Traders’,
Southwick 2001, pp. 159-160