Thu, 1st Jul 2021 13:30

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

 
 

A LATE VICTORIAN SILVER NIELLO MOUNTED SCOTTISH DIRK

Sold for £3,000


Condition report

No damage of any note. Only light scuffs and scratches. The finial to the pommel is slightly loose. Added images show details around the piece.

 

LATE VICTORIAN SILVER NIELLO MOUNTED SCOTTISH DIRK,
maker Mackay & Chisholm, Edinburgh 1884, the fullered and serrated 31.2cm blade above a Celtic weave handle and silver niello disk pommel with cube finial, the tooled leather scabbard with ensuite knife and fork, mounted in silver engraved with Celtic knots and mythical beasts, 51cm long

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