• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 345

    AN IRON-MOUNTED SCABBARD FOR A HUNTING TROUSSE, GERMAN OR NETHERLANDISH; A CUTLERY TRAVELING KNIFE AND FORK; ANOTHER CUTLERY SET; A DAGGER IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE; A FOLDING POCKET KNIFE; A MEMENTI MORI STILETTO; AND FIVE FURTHER SMALL ITEMS

    THE FIRST DATED 1683; THE SECOND LATE 18TH CENTURY; THE REMAINDER 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IRON-MOUNTED SCABBARD FOR A HUNTING TROUSSE, GERMAN OR NETHERLANDISH; A CUTLERY TRAVELING KNIFE AND FORK; ANOTHER CUTLERY SET; A DAGGER IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE; A FOLDING POCKET KNIFE; A MEMENTI MORI STILETTO; AND FIVE FURTHER SMALL ITEMS
    THE FIRST DATED 1683; THE SECOND LATE 18TH CENTURY; THE REMAINDER 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY
    The first with leather covered wooden core almost entirely encased in iron panels pierced with scrollwork and small circular holes; The second with horn grip scales and the handles formed as a pair of running dogs; The third with each blade fitting into the opposing handle, the handles white metal mounted and fitted with ivory grips
    The first 25.4 cm.; the second 17.5 cm. (13)


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