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Object Number:42-30-129
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:British
Provenience: England
London
Maker: Thomas Gill
Date Made: 1800-1850
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1850
Section:Historic
Materials:Steel
Ivory
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:433 - Other Number

Description

Curved single-edged steel blade, both edges bevelled towards cutting edge and for about 2/5 of other edge. Blued blade covered with etched seahorse, crown, ship and floral design and marked "Thos. Gill, #53 St. Jamess St. London, warranted". Traces of gilding. Openwork brass guard in anchor and cable design. Ivory grip finely crosshatched with brass cap in form of lion's head.


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