wonderful birmingham 1901 solid silver mounted military calvary officers pouch from the first year of the reign of king edward vii

Wonderful Birmingham 1901 solid silver mounted military Calvary officers pouch from the first year of the reign of King Edward VII.


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

5868

Description

Edwardian Birmingham 1901 marked English hallmarked solid silver mounted leather military Calvary officer's pouch featuring the elaborately scrolled gilt metal cypher of King Edward VII.
The King's applied cypher ER (Edward Rex) VII is surmounted by his crown. He reigned as the King of England from 1901-1910. This was made in the first year of his reign, the same year that the former monarch, Queen Victoria, died.
This pouch would have been worn by the Calvary officer on a crossbelt, and although its use was mainly ornamental, it was designed to hold pistol ammunition.
The solid silver mounts were made by Bent and Parker of Birmingham, makers of military pouch mounts and ornaments, and bear their sponsor's mark.
All the beautiful silver mounts are fully hallmarked and deeply engraved with scrolls and leaves. The silver belt loops, having decorated silver leaf bases, are attached to the sides of the leather pouch. The loops are meant to slide on to the belt.
The pouch is made of red Morrocan leather and embroidered with gold bullion wire both inside and out. It is curved to fit the contour of the body.
Size-7 3/8 inches long by 2.75 inches wide, not including belt loops.
Weight-310 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of British military history, and is unusual to find, particularly in this condition. It is from a time when such items were made in solid silver, which would have been expensive, and only worn by an officer.
In very good condition, this is a great item for someone interested in military history, or the collector of unusual solid silver pieces.
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Internal Ref: 5868



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