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1812 Pattern

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:26 pm
by sword335
Just got Wallis and Wallis's latest catalogue and they are previewing some lots from their Spring Connoisseur's Sale. One sword is described as an "Other Ranks Heavy Dragoons 1812 Pattern sword" and they illustrate a disc hilt. Now,am I missing something here ? Will all be revealed in Richard's new book or have they just got it totally wrong ?

Chris.

Re: 1812 Pattern

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:42 pm
by Will Mathieson
Can you post a photo of the sword?

Re: 1812 Pattern

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:39 pm
by sword335
First on the left. Bog standard unmodified 1796 H/C Troopers sword

Re: 1812 Pattern

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:55 pm
by Will Mathieson
I think they have their numbers mixed up, looks like a 1796p to me and there is not a 1812p designation. Could be a typo or what the consignour told them.

Re: 1812 Pattern

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:52 pm
by sword335
Perhaps they have a new cataloguer. If so, he needs to buy some books !

Re: 1812 Pattern

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:24 am
by Richard
Maybe its like the fictional '1887' heavy cavalry officers' pattern and based on a sword they've seen made in 1812 or perhaps like the fictional '1814' Household Cavalry sword which got its name from a painting dated 1814 where the sword was shown.

Re: 1812 Pattern

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:50 pm
by Will Mathieson
I'm waiting for a Sharpes 1815.

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