Scottish daggers & Scottish pistol by Various artists

Three daggers with blades that taper sharply and are diamond shaped in cross section.


Details

Medium:
Metals, wood & leather
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £33,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Private collector

Each decorated with etched and gilt designs. One dagger handle includes mother of pearl and silver studs. Pistol all steel and decorated all over engraving. Signed WM Hunter Stirling.

Provenance

In collection of John Wallace; one dagger belonged to the Parkers of Browsholme, Lancashire and another appeared at Christie's, London 19 October 1977, lot 34.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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