British Presentation Sword for the Attorney’s …

British Presentation Sword for the Attorney’s Cavalry, c.1800

PRESENTATION SWORD OF THE ATTORNEY’S CAVALRY BY PROSSER, 78 cm curved blade decorated with stands of arms, Royal arms, a figure of Britannia, a further classical female figure, laurel wreaths and swags all on a gilt ground, further etched with a presentation panel THE GIFT OF THE SECOND TROOP OF THE ATTORNEY’S CAVALRY TO CHRISTOPHER ABBOTT ESQ.E THEIR CAPTAIN AS A MARK OF THEIR RESPECT AND ESTEEM, patination and staining, classically styled gilt hilt with square form D-shaped knuckle guard, the whole decorated with Roman imagery, wire bound leather covered grip, contained in its shagreen covered copper gilt mounted wooden scabbard, the upper mount with maker’s panel for PROSSER.

The Attorney’s Cavalry were a militia/yeomanry cavalry unit in Ireland in the late 18th century and early 19th century.