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Dagger
  • Dagger
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • 19th century
  • Iron or steel, copper and gold, etched
  • Length: 21.4 cm, blade
    Width: 4.5 cm
    Weight: 0.19 kg
  • Inscription: 'E T' Stamped on one side
  • A750
  • European Armoury I
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  • Dagger, the hilt composed of a hollow wheel-pommel, chased with conventional flowers and a face in the centre of one side; hollow, gadrooned grip swelling in the centre; plain, curved guard of oblong section: the whole of copper gilt. The blade is broad and flat, double-edged and crudely etched with gilt scrolls; the letters E T, deeply stamped on one side only. Not unlike a cinquedea in form.

    Entirely 19th-century.

    De Beaumont Catalogue, no. 81

    Provenance: Comte de Nieuwerkerke.