- Unknown Artist / Maker
- c. 1600 - c. 1610
- Iron or steel and silver, chiselled and encrusted
- Length: 29.6 cm
Length: 20 cm, blade
Width: 1.6 cm
Weight: 0.155 kg
- European Armoury II
Images & Media
- Dagger, the hilt composed of a small pommel of rounded, quadrilateral section chiselled with classical heads in low relief and encrusted with silver foliage; wire-bound grip; short, curved guard of flat section widening at the end; single side-ring; all decorated with profile heads and silver foliage like the pommel, on a matt ground.
The blade of diamond section has a ricasso of flat octagonal section.
The grip, although old, is too large for this hilt. The silver encrusted heads on the ends of the guard are probably replacements.
About 1600-10; nationality unknown.
L' Art Ancien, V, 591; Lièvre, Collections célèbres 1866, pl. 31, Musées et Collections, 3rd Series.
Provenance: Frédéric Spitzer.