The Triquetra Collection

We have prepared an ordered list of the items in the Triquetra Collection, indicating the year in which each item was bought into the collection. Highly detailed data sheets are under preparation, and will begin to become available on this page as they are finished. Similarly, the page will be updated with photos when we manage to arrange these.

  • Item T-2013-001-sword
    P-1821 British light cavalry officer's sabre
    P-1821 British light cavalry officer's sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2013-002-sword
    P-1885 British cavalry trooper's sabre
    P-1885 British cavalry trooper's sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2013-003-sword
    P-1854 French cuirassier's sabre
    P-1854 French cuirassier's sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2013-004-sword
    M-1855 Bavarian infantry officer's sabre
    M-1855 Bavarian infantry officer's sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2013-005-sword
    M-1860 German artillery officer's sabre
    M-1860 German artillery officer's sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2014-001-book
    Charles Roworth. The Art of Defence on Foot, with the Broad Sword and Sabre: uniting the Scotch and Austrian Methods into one Regular System. London: T. Egerton, 1798.

  • Item T-2014-002-book
    James Grant. Legends of the Black Watch. London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1859.

  • Item T-2014-003-poster
    Henry Angelo. Hungarian and Highland Broadsword, twenty-four plates designed by Thomas Rowlandson. London: Henry Angelo, 1798. (Single poster: outside guard, St George's guard, inside guard.)

  • Item T-2014-004-poster
    Henry Angelo. Hungarian and Highland Broadsword, twenty-four plates designed by Thomas Rowlandson. London: Henry Angelo, 1798. (Single poster: outside half hanger, hanging guard, inside half hanger.)

  • Item T-2014-005-poster
    Henry Angelo. Hungarian and Highland Broadsword, twenty-four plates designed by Thomas Rowlandson. London: Henry Angelo, 1798. (Single poster: half circle guard, medium guard.)

  • Item T-2014-006-poster
    Henry Angelo. Hungarian and Highland Broadsword, twenty-four plates designed by Thomas Rowlandson. London: Henry Angelo, 1798. (Single poster: the advantage of shifting the leg.)

  • Item T-2014-007-poster
    Henry Angelo. Hungarian and Highland Broadsword, twenty-four plates designed by Thomas Rowlandson. London: Henry Angelo, 1798. (Single poster: the consequence of not shifting the leg.)

  • Item T-2014-008-poster
    Henry Angelo. The Guards and Lessons of the Highland Broadsword. London: Henry Angelo, 1799. (Single poster.)

  • Item T-2015-001-book
    Donald Walker. Defensive Exercises; comprising Wrestling, as in Cumberland, Westmoreland, Cornwall, and Devonshire; Boxing, both in the usual mode and in a simpler one; Defence Against Brute Force, by various means; Fencing and Broad Sword, with simpler methods; the Gun and its Exercise; the Rifle, and its exercise; &c. &c. &c. London: Thomas Hurst, 1840.

  • Item T-2015-002-sword
    Typical 19th century Indian tulwar
    Typical 19th century Indian tulwar | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2015-003-book
    William Thomson. Memoirs of the Life and Gallant Exploits of the Old Highlander, Serjeant Donald Macleod. 2nd edition, London: Peterborough-House Press, 1791.

  • Item T-2015-004-book
    R.G. Allanson-Winn and C. Phillips-Wolley. Broad-Sword and Single- Stick. 4th edition. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1905.

  • Item T-2016-001-sword
    P-1796 British infantry officer's spadroon
    P-1796 British infantry officer's spadroon | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-002-sword
    P-1827 British infantry 60th rifle officer's sabre (VR)
    P-1827 British infantry 60th rifle officer's sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-003-sword
    P-1854 British infantry officer's sabre (VR)
    P-1854 British infantry officer's sabre (VR) | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-004-sword
    P-1892 British infantry officer's sabre (VR)
    P-1892 British infantry officer's sabre (VR) | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-005-sword
    P-1895 British infantry officer's sabre (VR)
     | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-006-sword
    P-1897 British infantry officer's sabre (VR)
    P-1895 British infantry officer's sabre (VR) | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-007-sword
    P-1897 British infantry officer's sabre (ERVII)
    P-1897 British infantry officer's sabre (ERVII) | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-008-sword
    P-1897 British infantry officer's sabre (GRVI)
    P-1897 British infantry officer's sabre (GRVI) | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-009-sword
    P-1871 Italian cavalry sabre
    P-1871 Italian cavalry sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-010-sword
    P-1871/1909 Italian cavalry sabre
    P-1871/1909 Italian cavalry sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-011-sword
    P-1888 Italian artillery sabre
    P-1888 Italian artillery sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-012-sword
    P-1888 Italian cavalry carabinieri sabre
    P-1888 Italian artillery sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-013-sword
    Unusual 19th century Indian tulwar with straight blade
    Unusual 19th century Indian tulwar with straight blade | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-014-sword
    P-1796 British light cavalry officer's sabre
    P-1796 British light cavalry officer's sabre | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-015-sword
    Typical 19th century Indian tulwar
    Typical 19th century Indian tulwar | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-016-sword
    P-1856 British pioneer's sword
    P-1856 British pioneer's sword | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-017-sword
    Mid-18th century British civilian smallsword
    Mid-18th century British civilian smallsword | Part of the Triquetra Collection

  • Item T-2016-018-newspaper
    The Illustrated London News. No. 840 - Vol. XXX. Saturday, January 17, 1857. Pages 31-46.

  • Item T-2016-019-newspaper
    The Illustrated London News. Supplement. Saturday, July 4, 1857. Pages 17-24.

  • Item T-2016-020-newspaper
    The Illustrated London News. No. 872 - Vol. XXXI. Saturday, August 8, 1857. Pages 129-144.

  • Item T-2016-021-newspaper
    The Illustrated London News. Supplement. Saturday, August 8, 1857. Pages 145-152.

  • Item T-2016-022-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. Wit and Wisdom. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-023-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. Sailing Among the Hebrides. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-024-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. The Vision. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-025-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. Setting out from Edinburgh. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-026-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. Scottifying the Palate. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-027-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. The Contest at Auckinleck. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-028-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. The Procession. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-029-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. The Dance on Dun-Can. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-030-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. Revising for the Second Edition. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-031-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. Lodging at a McQueen's. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-032-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. The Reconciliation. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-033-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. The Recovery. London: E. Jackson, 1786.

  • Item T-2016-034-poster
    Thomas Rowlandson. Imitations at Drury-Lane Theatre. London: E. Jackson, 1786.


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