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Dagger: MAR.ARM.O.181-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Slightly curved double edged blade with central ridge set in steel mounting nearly square in shape. Swelling at the centre to grip hilt of clear rock crystal fluted and with central gilt band. The sheath faced with fine black textile and with gilt mountings with dentralated edges. Mughal.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
1700 - 1799


The seemingly very plain blade and scabbard of this piece belies the fact that it has a rock crystal hilt.

Components of the work

Hilt composed of rock crystal
Sheath Height 24.8 cm
Knife Length 33.2 cm

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.ARM.O.181-1912
Primary reference Number: 169131
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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