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Lot 258: Fine Dagger with Elaborate French Royalty Themed Carving

Dagger with Elaborate French Royalty Themed Decorative Carving

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 258: Fine Dagger with Elaborate French Royalty Themed Carving

Dagger with Elaborate French Royalty Themed Decorative Carving

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Dagger with Elaborate French Royalty Themed Decorative Carving

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Description:

Measuring 14 5/8 inches overall, with a 9 3/4 inch long stiletto-style blade with a needle point, diamond blade cross-section leading down to a 2 1/2 inch lozenge cross-section ricasso, with wire etched decoration. The hilt is constructed from either antique ivory or bone, with the 4 1/2 inch wide crossguard bearing leaf decoration and the cylindrical grip adorned with a crown over three fleur-de-lis in an oval, a traditional symbol of France. The sheath is of similar construction with a tapered, conical profile, and elaborately carved including busts of four French kings; Francois II (reign 1559-1560), Charles IX (reign 1560-1574), Henri III (reign 1574-1589) and Henri IV (reign 1589-1610). Provenance: The Dr. Gerald Klaz Collection

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Very good. The blade is fair and shows a mixed brown and gray patina, with some minor pitting. The furniture is very good, with an age crack in the pommel and good detail and color overall. The blade is a bit long for the sheath.



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