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WATERLOO ORNATE CAVALRY OFFICERS SABRE - COTTON COLLECTION - SULLY & BROADSTAIRS WATERLOO MUSEUM

THIS SCARCE RELIC SABRE WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN THE WATERLOO MUSEUM COLLECTION OF SGT MAJOR EDWARD COTTON LATE 7TH HUSSARS WHO FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE & OPENED HIS MUSEUM ON THE FIELD A FEW YEARS LATER
A BATTLEFIELD PICKUP IT WOULD OF ORIGINALLY BEEN A SPLENDID SWORD CARRIED BY A HIGH RANKING OFFICER
HAVING A BRASS HILT WHICH WOULD OF BEEN GILT – ONE LANGET HAS A CUIRASS – HELMET AND STAND OF ARMS – THE OTHER IS PLAIN – FAINT TRACES OF GILT REMAIN IN THE QUILLON SCROLL
LATER IN THE COLLECTION OF JEANNE SULLY WHO PROBABLY AQUIRED IT FROM THE SALE OF THE COTTON COLLECTION IN 1909 AND RETAINS ITS FRAIL SULLY COLLECTION LABEL – – sabre d officier du modele de cavalerie lrgere incomplet sur le champ de bataille provenant de la ferme de goumont – musee cotton 1909
IT IS SURMISED THAT COTTONS ORIGINAL COLLECTION TAG WAS ONCE WITH THIS RELIC FOR SULLY TO STATE FOUND IN THE VINCINITY OF FARM GOUMONT (HOUGAMONT)
LATER IN THE BROADSTAIRS WATERLOO MUSEUM COLLECTION & ON DISPLAY THERE 1987 – 1999 UNTILL DEACCESSIONED
WE KNEW THE MUSEUM OWNER/CURATOR WELL AND HAD BEEN FRIENDS FOR MANY YEARS SO DUE TO OUR HELP IN SETTING UP THE MUSEUM AND HAVING INPUT OVER THE YEARS UNTILL 1999 WE HAD FIRST OFFER ON THE MUSEUM WEAPONS & RELICS BEFORE THEY WERE SOLD – THESE TREASURES HAVE BEEN IN STORAGE SINCE & NOW DUE TO THE WATERLOO BI CENTENERY WE WILL GRADUALLY BE SORTING THESE OUT

A RARE SURVIVER OF 18TH JUNE 1815 WITH EXCELLENT PROVENANCE
ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION – – – – – – – – UK POST £ 16

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