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A BRACE OF ALL-STEEL STILETTO DAGGERS IN NORTH ITALIAN MID-17TH CENTURY STYLE
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A BRACE OF ALL-STEEL STILETTO DAGGERS IN NORTH ITALIAN MID-17TH CENTURY STYLE

19TH CENTURY

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A BRACE OF ALL-STEEL STILETTO DAGGERS IN NORTH ITALIAN MID-17TH CENTURY STYLE
19TH CENTURY
The first with fullered blade of stiff diamond section, the ricasso chiselled with foliage, and hilt comprising guard with short straight quillons each with stylised acorn finial, chiselled and pierced grip in the form of sea monsters, and portrait-bust pommel; the second with slender blade of stiff diamond section, the ricasso struck with a mark on each side, and hilt comprising guard with short quillons each formed as a sea monster's head, and chiselled and pierced grip in the form of two monkey's each covering its ears with its hands
Respectively 6¼in. (15.8cm.) and 6½in. (16.5cm.) blades (2)
Provenance
Sold in these Rooms, 5 April 1989, respectively Lots 39 and 40
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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