122. SWORD CARRIER Spanish, XVIII Century
In form of steel buckle. It bears U-shaped prong, pivoted with the bar to which the buckle tongue is attached. Of this prong one terminal springs into a tubular opening at the buckle-end, which locked it in position; on the other side it terminates in a button over which fitted the tube fastened to the sword sheath. Decorated with a marginal series of chiseled crescents.
14.25.1245 Riggs Benefaction
123. SWORD CARRIER Spanish, XVIII Century
In the form of square double buckle in steel. On either side it bears a groove indicating that the sword could be worn on either side. Pivoted to the bar to which the buckle tongue is attached is a curved prong terminating in a button; one side of the prong was locked in a groove.
14.25.1244 Riggs Benefaction
124. SWORD CARRIER German, XVIII Century
In the form of a rectangular buckle of steel, the larger ends of which are curved and chiseled with a foliate ornament; the U-shaped prong which supports the sword is so pivoted that the sword could be worn with hilt facing front, or, when the wearer was seated, could be turned out of the way.
14.25.1243 Riggs Benefaction
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125. SWORD CARRIER French, Late XVIII Century
Steel, sub-triangular, concave plate pierced and chiseled with a series of lozenge - and irregular-shaped ornaments and foliation; upper end curves abruptly downward forming a belt hook; to either end is secured a chain alternately of round and oval links, at the ends of which is a spring pin which passed through the scabbard suspension rings; the chains are of unequal length so that the sword would hang at an angle. Provenance: John Stoneacre Ellis Collection.
96.5.51 Given in Mr. Ellis's memory by Augustus Van Home Ellis
126. SWORD BELT French (?), XVIII Century
Of tightly woven green silk and linen. Buckle of silver is secured to its shank by means of a peg which fits into a perforation, and is removable. Waist-belt terminates in tassel and from left side are suspended two straps also terminating in tassels; in each of these straps are four stitched buttonholes; on the outer side two of these buttonholes, and on the inner side one buttonhole, fit over buttons on sword loop, or pocket, so that the angle of suspension could be regulated. Near the mouth of the pocket is a buttonhole which passed over a toggle on the sword sheath. Provenance: Henri le Chapelier Collection.
14.25.1236 Riggs Benefaction
127. SWORD BELT French (?), XVIII Century
Of soft doe-skin; waist-belt incomplete; suspended from waist-belt by brass loops are two straps which pass through similar brass loops which support sword pocket. Outer face of sword pocket embroidered in silver thread showing foliated scrolls and small brass disks strung on silver wire.
14.25.1235 Riggs Benefaction