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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    A SILVER-MOUNTED HIGHLAND DRESS DIRK

    BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1879

    Price Realised  

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    A SILVER-MOUNTED HIGHLAND DRESS DIRK
    BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1879
    With two-stage blade with notched back-edge (rusted towards the base), carved wooden baluster hilt, engraved silver ferrule and pommel, the latter set with a paste in imitation of citrine, in its original leather-covered wooden sheath, the mounts engraved with thistle ornament, and complete with original extra pieces en suite with the hilt.
    18¾in (47.7cm)


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