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GG Osborne





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PostPosted: Thu 10 Mar, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject: Swords for Fitzjames Horse c. 1745         Reply with quote

A small contingent of Fitzjames Horse was present at Culloden. In 2008 (I think) Bonham's auctioned off a cavalry saber marked for Firzjames that had possible Culloden connections. Unfortunately, the pictures from the 2008 auction have been disabled. Does anyone possibly have a picture of illustration of this sword? Thanks - as always - in advance!
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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Feb, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi George,

I've got three images from Bonhams.
:-)

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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Feb, 2015 1:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

More pictures!


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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Tue 24 Feb, 2015 2:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would not have expected German swords. Sword blades, sure, but not the hilts. Pretty wild!
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E.B. Erickson
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Feb, 2015 2:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In agreement with Jonathan. I was expecting a basket , a slot hilt, or something else English. But not a completely German sword!
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Gottfried P. Doerler




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Feb, 2015 12:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

are you sure its german ?
from the style it could likewise be austrian
or danish
or from some other central/northern european country of the 1700ies
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Morgan Butler




PostPosted: Wed 04 Mar, 2015 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It definatly looks like an Austrian style hilt to me.
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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Sat 07 Mar, 2015 8:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15809/lot/142/

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19414/lot/6039/

Finally found the original two auctions :-)

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Henrik

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Willy M




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PostPosted: Sat 07 Mar, 2015 6:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Identical sword pictured in Neumanns book Swords and Blades of the American Revolution describes it as French Horseman Saber 1750-65 (300S)
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