Presentation smallsword by John Ray and James Montague

Unique jewel encrusted 84.

Details

Medium:
Gold, diamonds, enamels, steel, leather
Dimensions:
85 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,163 ( Total: £91,163; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2000
Vendor:
Private collector

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

Provenance

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 Edinburgh EH1 2NG 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk/war

Entry details

 Admission free via paid admission to Edinburgh Castle

1 Apr – 30 Sept
Daily, 9.45am – 5.45pm

1 Oct – 31 Mar
Daily, 9.45am – 4.45pm

Closed 25 and 26 Dec

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