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Dagger: MAR.ARM.O.184-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Curved steel blade panelled and with two pierced central slots, and two slots nearer to the hilt inset with moveable sea pearls embossing mimicking process. Set into curved jade hilt of opal colour, inlaid with gilt stylized flowers and plants inset with rubies and turquoises. The sheath is covered with dark green velvet with a silver thread band and with silver mounts chased and enameled with flowery mounts and birds in green, blue and red. Small green buckle attached. Mughal.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Early#
1700 - 1750

Components of the work

Band composed of silver thread
Inlay composed of gilt
Inset composed of turquoise rubies
Hilt composed of jade Height 31 cm
Hilt Inset composed of pearl
Mounts composed of silver
Sheath composed of velvet
Blade Length 26.5 cm
Dagger Length 39 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Insetting (process)

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.ARM.O.184-1912
Primary reference Number: 169134
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 May 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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