Sword of MacGregor of MacGregor by Unknown Artist

A basket-hilted highland dress sword which belonged to Brigadier Sir Gregor MacGregor of MacGregor.

Details

Medium:
Silver, steel & citrine
Dimensions:
84.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,448 ( Total: £20,895)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Christie's

The hilt incorporates elements of an earlier sword, said to have been carved at the Battle of Culloden by a MacGregor ancestor. This sword is linked to the 1822 visit to Edinburgh of King George IV, the first by a reigning monarch of Scotland since 1651

Provenance

Made for MacGregor of MacGregor and in the possession of his descendents since then.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

Entry details

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