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A Cased Victorian Cavalry Officer’s Presentation Sword

89cm blade etched with foliage, the Rod of Aesculapius, crowned VR cypher, a stand of arms, presentation inscription and the recipient’s arms and crests, plated three bar hilt, chiseled overall with acorns and oak leaves, wire bound fish skin covered grip, in its plated steel scabbard engraved with foliate scrolls, two suspension rings, complete with silver lace sword slings, contained in its blue plush lined mahogany case, the lid with blank escutcheon.

The inscription reads: Presented by the Kiveton Park Troop of the 1st West York Yeomanry Cavry To Captain J. C. Athorp (sic) as a mark of their esteem, Oct. 7th 1863.
James Carver Athorpe was born 9th August 1803. He was an M.A., J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Derby and achieved the rank of major in the regiment. He died in 1880.

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1) Traditional wedding costume, late 1800s, Norway.

2) Wedding petticoat, 1904, USA.

3) Wedding shoes, 1880, USA.

4) Wedding pelisse worn by Lady Byron, 1815.

5) Wedding shoes, 1886, France.

6) Wedding dress, 1828.

7) Wedding gloves, 1833.

8) Wedding shoes, 1895, USA.

9) Wedding bodice, 1860, France.

10) Wedding earrings, 1918.

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Untitled by Nori (Nóra Mészöly)
Via Flickr:
Cabinet card, around 1886 Photographer: Professor Koller Károly (1838-1889) Royal photographer since 1873. Budapest, Harmincad utca (st) 4. Hungary Beside Budapest he had studios in Beszterce and Nagyszeben. Műterem: Koller Károly tanár - 1873-től cs. és. kir. udvari fényképész, Besztercén és Nagyszebenben is működött. Budapest Harminczad utca 4. hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koller_K%C3%A1roly pixinfo.com/cikkek/tortenelem_koller_karoly lőkösházi Tavaszy Ilona (1861-1937) férje: uzsoki Rónai Horváth Jenő, történész, hadtörténész Házasságkötés: 1886 Gyermekeik: Jenő, Ilona, László és Margit Apja lőkösházy Tavaszy Antal, nagybirtokos, Arad megye törvényhatósági bizottsági tagja, 1848/49-es honvéd főhadnagy, Perczel Mór tábornok volt segédtisztje.

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