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AN ITALIAN HUNTING KNIFE
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AN ITALIAN HUNTING KNIFE

LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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AN ITALIAN HUNTING KNIFE
LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY
With tapering blade of flattened hexagonal section double-edged at the point, turned ricasso, silver collar engraved with a band of foliage, short forward quillon formed as a serpent, ivory grip carved and pierced to form two standing classical figures, one male, the other female, each holding a sword and a severed head, in original green-stained rayskin-covered sheath with silver mounts engraved en suite with the collar, the reverse of the locket with old collection inventory label marked '627 COLLECTIONS J. & R.J. CHARLES'
7½in. (19cm.) blade
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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