21 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,000
GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
AN ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICER'S DRESS DIRK
LATE 19TH /EARLY 20TH CENTURY
With etched blade incorporating the regimental devices on respective sides, the maker's signature 'Marshall & Sons 87 George St. Edinburgh' and retaining much original polish, carved wooden baluster hilt studded with silver nails, silver collar and pommel cast in low relief, the pommel inset with citrine, in its original scabbard, the silver mounts also cast with the regimental cypher and both devices within celtic patterns of monsters, and with extra pieces en suite.
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