A Seaforth Highlanders Full Dress Officer’s Sporran
A scarce officer’s full dress sporran to the Seaforth Highlanders dating to the late Victorian or early twentieth century period.
The sporran comprises a silver plated cantle with numerous gilt battle honours entwined in a flowing ribbon and beneath this a stags head within a thistle device with the regimental motto “Cuidich n Righ” which roughly translates to “Aid the King”. The long goats hair mane is complimented with two black horse or goats hair tassels held in situ by conical holders attached to chains.
The reverse is backed on to black leather and does not have any provision for a pocket, whether this was an intentiona alteration or this particular example was never fitted with a rear pocket is difficult to determine and reflected in the price as a result.
Formed as part of the Childers reforms of 1881 the regiment was created as a result of the amalgamation of the 72nd Duke of Albany and the 78th Rosshire Buffs regiments of Foot.