21 October 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE VALENTINE COLLECTION
FOUR SILVER-MOUNTED SAINT-CLOUD WHITE CUTLERY HANDLES MOUNTED WITH KNIFE BLADES
Circa 1740, the Dublin, 1815, the mark possibly for William Cummins, retailer's mark for Mullen
Each pistol handle moulded with flowers and scrolls, the blades with the crest of a heraldic beast above a shield
8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) long (4)
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Cf. The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection; Christie's, New York, 21-22 March 1991, lot 328.
Please note that the catalogue image of this lot is incorrectly labeled 48 in the printed catalogue.
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