A Fine Silver-Mounted Hunting Knife Of Exhibition Quality
Lot 126*
A Fine Silver-Mounted Hunting Knife Of Exhibition Quality
By Joseph Rodgers & Sons, 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, Late 19th Century
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,100 - 6,800
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Lot Details
A Fine Silver-Mounted Hunting Knife Of Exhibition Quality
By Joseph Rodgers & Sons, 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, Late 19th Century
With broad brightly burnished blade double-edged at the point of flattened diamond section and stamped on one side with maker's marks and name and address, the back cut with a series of diagonal flutes above a single fuller along each side, hilt comprising guard cast and chased with acanthus forming rounded quillons, domed pommel-cap cast with gadrooning above a raised border of beadwork and surmounted by a threaded button (some wear), the latter engraved with a floret, and natural staghorn grip, in original wooden scabbard covered in black leather with tooled line borders and shaped border engraved locket and chape each decorated with foliage, the former with diagonally fluted belt hook on one side, and in fine condition overall
36.5 cm. blade, 53 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • For an almost identical example see Abel Domenech, Exhibition Knives, Joseph Rodgers & Sons, The Samuel Setian Collection, 1999, pp. 110-111

    Cf. another example in less fine condition sold at Christie's East, New York, The Gaines De Graffenfriend Family Collection Of Texas, 19 June 2001, lot 65 ($9,988 including premium)
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