Blade decorated with Highlander holding the sword, 1805.
Presentation sword, Pocket watch, Portrait of Lt. Colonel Alexander Napier, 17721805
© The Gordon Highlanders Museum
- Ormolu & gilt brass
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,750 ( Total: £19,500)
- Acquired in:
- Private collection
Sphinx and 'Egypt' are prominent on the hilt and scabbard. Blade is corroded on lower third. Pocket watch hallmarked 1772; the portrait engraving is contained in its original gilt frame, c. 1805. Pocket watch (movement: Thomas Reid, Edinburgh, Watch: Thomas Dobbie, Glasgow); Engraving, circa 1805: artist unknown.
Purchased by vendor as part of larger lot at Lawrence Fine Auctioneers, Taunton 2000 for £33,000. The items had come to the auction directly from the family.