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    Magnificent Silver-Gilt & Jewel Mounted Dagger in Renaissance Style, By Garrards of Panton Street, London, Hallmark 1847. 13" overall with heavy 8" spear point blade. The blade is deeply etched to within 1" of the tip with intricate floral and scroll motifs. The obverse incorporates a gilt filled panel near the base and the reverse bears the etched maker's mark, "Garrard's/ Panton St./ London". The hilt is exquisitely cast of silver, heavily gilded, and highlighted with engraving including panels on both faces of the grip. The pommel is surrounded by four purple semi precious stones and surmounted by a large red stone. The heavy scroll work guard is highlighted by semi precious stones on both faces. The obverse of the guard displays four silversmith's touch marks including the lion en passant, a female head, and the letter "M." A single touch mark, a crown over RG for Robert Garrared is exhibited on the reverse. The original scabbard is covered with red velvet with narrow gold bullion tape along the edges. The heavy mounts are also of silver gilt, highlighted with engraving, with the lower mount displaying the same touch marks as the guard. The throat utilizes a single ring for suspension. The blade is excellent with just one small area of peppering in the center, negligible, and a few minor stains. The hilt and scabbard mounts retain 95% of the original gilt. The red velvet covering the scabbard shows wear to the nap but is intact and very sound. The large stone surmounting the pommel has a chip, otherwise the jeweled mounts are perfect. A beautiful knife, of a quality and form rarely encountered.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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