Unique jewel encrusted 84.
Presentation smallsword by John Ray and James Montague, 18071807
© National War Museum
- 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.
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