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Left-hand dagger: MAR.M.270-1912

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Left-hand dagger from Northern Italy. Steel stiletto, blade. Slightly curved quillons decorated with silver embossed floral patterns. Wood hilt with silver wire binding. Embossed pommel and flat finial. Sheath faced with brown velvet with two steel bands embossed with silver on one side at the top and bottom. Plain ring for carrying.

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C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 32.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Circa 1600 - Circa 1700

Components of the work

Sheath composed of silver steel velvet Length 22 cm
Decoration composed of silver
Blade composed of steel Length 21.2 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.270-1912
Primary reference Number: 19207
Old object number: PB 151
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

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