European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Smallsword with ScabbardMade in London, England, Europe
Hilt and scabbard mounts made by James Morisset, English (active London), 1738 - 1815. Made for the firm of Robert Makepiece & Sons, London.
Etched and partially blued and gilded steel [blade]; chased and gilded silver set with enamel plaques [hilt]; leather, chased and gilded silver [scabbard]; chape replaced
1977-167-648a,bBequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
LabelThis smallsword with its scabbard was presented in 1798–99 to Sir Henry Johnson (British Major General 1798 to 1803; born 1748, died 1835) to commemorate a battle that he won at Ross, Ireland, over Irish insurgents on June 5, 1798.
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