Military Interest: Pair of Sheffield Plate Silver Wine Coasters
Each circular with shell and scroll border, the wooden base with engraved regimental badge for The Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade. Diameter 8 inches (20.3 cm).
The Rifle Brigade was raised in 1800 from men drawn from different British regiments. They were equipped with the new Baker rifle giving them an extremely accurate firearm. The regiment is distinguished from other British regiments by their uniform of green rather than red. The Rifles served in many distinguished campaigns of the Napoleonic era including the Siege of Montevideo (1807); the Battle of Copenhagen (1807); the Peninsular War (1808-1809) and Waterloo (1815).
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