A Rare English Dagger
Lot 131
A Rare English Dagger
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,680) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Rare English Dagger
Circa 1620-30
With tapering single-edged saw-back blade becoming stiff diamond section at the point and etched over most of its length on both sides with foliage terminating in an owl-like face, hilt comprising swelling quillons springing from a central quillon-block each with a small button at the tip, the outer surfaces encrusted on both sides with silver tendrils bearing flower-heads and involving human heads on the quillon-block, all within borders of beadwork, and fluted ivory grip (split) of tapering circular section (some wear and staining overall)
22.4 cm. blade


  • A similar dagger is in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (inv. no. X-267) described in A.R. Dufty, European Swords and Daggers in the Royal Armouries, 1974, p. 35, pl. 1059; and for another see Christie's London, Antique Arms and Militaria, 16 December 2003, lot 20
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