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Dagger: ARM.181-1912

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The steel blade has a medial rib swelling into a slightly reinforced point. At the forte is a large swollen ricasso block with dentated edge. The hilt is of rock crystal, with a waisted, faceted section at the centre and a silver gilt central band with a medial moulding. The scabbard is of wood covered with black silk. The chape and throat are of silver gilt, the subsidiary edges scalloped with central lotus buds, the throat with a small fretted hinged loop for attachment to a sash.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 3.3 cm
Weight: 228 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


18th century
1700 CE - 1799 CE

Components of the work

Hilt composed of rock crystal Blade composed of steel Length 2.33 cm
Scabbard Length 2.49 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: ARM.181-1912
Primary reference Number: 162291
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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