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A RARE VENETIAN SCHIAVONA DAGGER
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A RARE VENETIAN SCHIAVONA DAGGER

DATED '1715'

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A RARE VENETIAN SCHIAVONA DAGGER
DATED '1715'
With tapering blade of triangular section, the silver-gilt hilt comprising guard with pierced 'Doge's crown' set with semi-precious stones (two lacking) and arched turned baluster quillons each with raised spirally fluted mouldings and bulbous finial, original textile-covered grip (covering worn) retaining wire binding and bullion Turk's heads, and ornate vase-shaped pommel heightened with small niello panels, in original dated scabbard encased in silver chased with niello flowering foliage (small repair beneath locket), and silver-gilt locket and chape, the latter en suite with the pommel
12½in. (31.8cm.) blade
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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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