Sword, owned by Prince Charles Edward Stewart

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Sword, owned by Prince Charles Edward Stewart

This sword was presented to Prince Charles Edward Stewart in 1740 by James, Duke of Perth. After the defeat of the Jacobite army at Culloden in 1746, it was captured and given to the Government commander, William, Duke of Cumberland.

The sword has a fine silver basket-shaped hilt made by a London goldsmith called Charles Frederick Kandler in 1740-1.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-910-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MCR 2
Date: 1740 - 1741
1740 -1
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 950 mm L
What: Backsword
Subject: Clanranald Collection (NMAS Classification)
Who: Charles Frederick Kandler, London (silversmith)
Clanranald Collection of Jacobite and Family Relics
James, 3rd Duke of Perth (presenter)
Prince Charles Edward Stuart or Charles Edward Stewart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) (owner)
William, Duke of Cumberland
Where: England, London
Scotland, Inverness-shire, Culloden
Description: Backsword with an elaborately chased silver basket, presented to Prince Charles Edward Stuart by James, 3rd Duke of Perth: made by Charles Frederick Kandler, London, 1740 - 1741
  • Dalgleish, G. & Mechan, D. I Am Come Home. Edinburgh: National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, 1985 
  • Norman, A.V.B. 'Prince Charles Edward's Silver-hilted Sword' The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland, 108 (1976-7) pp324-6 
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