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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 49

    A RARE BRASS AND NIELLO QUILLON DAGGER

    15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE BRASS AND NIELLO QUILLON DAGGER
    15TH CENTURY
    In excavated condition, with slender tapering blade of triangular section, struck with a mark, the back-edge bevelled over its upper half, brass hilt of hexagonal section formed of three parts, the quillon-block widening towards the base and carrying a pair of quillons formed as monsters, tubular grip widening to form a flattened pommel applied with later cap, the base and pommel each inlaid with a niello trellis pattern, the grip decorated with bands of niello chevrons, and all on a ground of alternate engraved and plain bands
    14 7/8in (37.8cm)


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