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WATERLOO 1803 SABRE FROM HOUGAMONT - COTTON COLLECTION

THIS RARE 1803 INFANTRY OFFICERS SABRE WAS CARRIED BY FIELD / FLANK & LIGHT COMPANY OFFICERS THIS EXAMPLE WAS RECOVERED AT HOUGAMONT FARM AFTER THE BATTLE AND WAS ON DISPLAY IN THE WATERLOO MUSEUM COLLECTION OF SERGEANT MAJOR COTTON WHO FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE WITH THE 7TH HUSSARS AND SET UP HIS MUSEUM THERE – PURCHASED AT HIS SALE IN 1909 BY JEANNE SULLY & LATER IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BROADSTAIRS WATERLOO MUSEUM 1987 – 1999 WHEN ALSO DEACCESSIONED AND IN STORAGE SINCE
RETAINIING PART OF ITS COTTON COLLECTION LABEL & WITH ITS SULLY COLLECTION LABEL WHICH READS –
sabre d, officier anglaise modele grenadier trove – – – – – – – – – – – – – — – environs ferme de goumont – musee cotton 1909 – collection jeanne sully fontainebleau. (Faint in places)
THE HILT RETAINS MOST ORIGINAL GILT – MINUS PART OF THE GUARD (BROKEN IN COMBAT)
FISHSKIN COVERED WOODEN GRIP WHICH IS IN GOOD CONDITION – SOME SHRINKAGE TO LOWER SECTION – THE CURVED WELL BALANCED BLADE HAVING A PLEASING PATINA OVERALL – THIS WOULD OF BELONGED TO ONE OF THE HOUGAMONT DEFENDING OFFICERS –

ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION – – – – – – – – – UK POSTAGE £18

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