16 July 2003,
Price realised GBP 538
GBP 400 - GBP 500
AN ENGLISH SILVER-MOUNTED HANGER
London silver hallmarks for 1744
The straight single-edged blade double-edged at the point, with a narrow fuller bordering the back on each face, the hilt with scallop-shaped downturned gadrooned shell, the gadroons ending in scrolls, slender knuckle-guard (slightly distorted), domed cap-pommel en suite with the shell, and fluted ivory grip, in original leather-covered wooden scabbard with silver chape (frog-hook missing, leather distressed), silversmith's mark I.S.
23¾in. (60.4cm.) blade
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The mark is possibly that of John Smither, silver hilt maker and "free cutler", who entered his mark at Goldsmiths' Hall on 5 February 1729 30
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