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Dagger: MAR.ARM.O.183-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Production)


Curved steel blade with concave faceting the central ridge. Worked to the shape of a flowering plant with gilt. The hilt of green jade with white jade grip and 'T' piece finials; finials and pommel carved with leaf shapes and set with garnets, glass paste and moonstone. The hilt covered with purple velvet and bands of gilt thread with gilt finial of teardrops shape encircling rock crystal. Mughal.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th-18th Century
1600 - 1799

Components of the work

Hilt composed of jade ( green) gilt thread velvet Grip composed of jade ( white) Pommel Inset composed of glass-paste garnet moonstone Blade composed of steel Length 21.5 cm
Sheath Height 25 cm
Knife Length 35.2 cm

Materials used in production

Rock crystal Gilt

Techniques used in production

Insetting (process) Gilding Carving

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.ARM.O.183-1912
Primary reference Number: 169133
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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