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Title Royal Scots Greys silver back pouch, hallmarked
Nationality Scottish
Period 1837-75
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This rather battered example of a mid-19th-century Scots Greys officer's pouch (worn in the small of the back on a gold braid belt) is unique to the cavalry, with its image of a captured French standard ornament as a central device. (Sgt. Charles Ewart captured the eagle of the 45th French Line at Waterloo on 18th June 1815.)

The silver hallmarks are very faint, but the rounded bottom edge of the shields dates this to 1837-75. The leather is generally faulty overall and one side mount has been repaired. The leather fastening strap is present but detached. Clearly this has been worn by several generations and has consequently seen hard use!

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Tunics : Scottish : 19th Century]

testimonials

I wanted to let you know that the kepi arrived today safely. A super nice kepi! Also wanted to say that it was a pleasure doing business with you.

M S, USA, 20.08.2009

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005

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