Presentation smallsword by John Ray and James Montague

Unique jewel encrusted 84.


Gold, diamonds, enamels, steel, leather
85 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,163 ( Total: £91,163; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
Private collector

8cm presentation blade with 18 carat gold hilt inset with enamel plaques and set with rose-cut diamonds.


By descent until sold at Christie's, London, Arms & Armour sale of 2 May 1984 (lot 173 - property of K J Harding Esq.). Purchased by current owner at that sale. Exhibited as loan at National Army Museum between 1977 - 1984 prior to Christies sale.

Venue details

National War Museum Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG 0300 123 6789

Entry details

Admission free via paid admission to Edinburgh Castle

1 April – 30 Sept 9:45-17:45
1 Oct – 29 March 9:45-16:45
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