The Wallace Collection

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  • Stiletto
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy, possibly Brescia
  • c. 1650
  • Steel, chiselled
  • Length: 21.7 cm
    Width: 1.1 cm
    Weight: 0.16 kg
  • A851
  • European Armoury III
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  • Stiletto, of bright steel, the pommel chiselled in the form of a lion's head; turned grip of baluster form chiselled with grapes; short guard with acorn-shaped knobs and square guard block. The entire hilt is chiselled in relief with scrolls of foliage. The blade is of triangular section, with turned mouldings at the hilt.

    Italian (Brescian ?), about 1650.

    ? L' Art Ancien, 26.

    Provenance: A. Beurdeley (une dague en fer, poignée ciselée à glands, 200 fr.; receipted bill, 30 May, 1965); Comte de Nieuwerkerke.