Dress sword

LL 2274

About this object

A dress sword made from steel with a leather scabbard. Decorated around the handle with cut steel beads and mounted with blue jasper medallions. The blue jasper medallions are decorated with white jasper sprigging.
Wedgwood was friends with the Birmingham industrialist Matthew Boulton who was well known for his metalwork. It is very likely that this sword was made at Boulton's Soho manufactory.
  • Date
    1790 about
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Jasperware; Steel; Leather
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 03, Case 9005
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    85 mm x 110 mm x 930 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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