The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Dagger
  • Dagger
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • 2nd half of 16th century
  • Steel, bovine horn, copper alloy and gold, etched, engraved and gilded
  • Length: 37.9 cm, blade
    Width: 4.4 cm, decreasing to
    Width: 2.8 cm
    Weight: 0.535 kg
  • Inscription: 'ASSES · BIEN · FAICT · ET · PAR · SAISON' Heavily gilded
    Inscription: 'QVI · FAICT · SON · FAICT I TOVT · PAR · RAYSON' Heavily gilded
    Inscription: 'TV · FVRIE · CEDAS · CEDENDO · VICTOR · ABIBIS' Heavily gilded
    Inscription: '· ESPOIR · NA · LIVE · OVFORTVNE · DOMINE' Heavily gilded
    Inscription: 'DE · PEV · A · PEV'
    Inscription: ' A B T'
    Incised mark
  • A809
  • European Armoury I
History
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Louis Carrand, 1867; comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.