• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 27

    A SCOTTISH SILVER-MOUNTED DIRK

    CIRCA 1780-90

    Price Realised  

    A SCOTTISH SILVER-MOUNTED DIRK
    CIRCA 1780-90
    With sharply tapering backsword blade struck with a large fleur-de-lys on both sides, wooden hilt carved with traditional interlace studded with silver nails, the basal shoulders faced with differing silver panels, silver collar incorporating later small recurved quillons, silver cap pommel chased with rococo flowers, the button en suite, and in its original tooled leather scabbard with linear engraved silver mounts, loop, and no provision for extra pieces
    18¼in (46.3cm)


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