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Design for the handles and silver sheath mounts of a dirk
  • Design for the handles and silver sheath mounts of a dirk
    Anonymous
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Design for the handles and silver sheath mounts of a dirk

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1825

  • Artist/Maker:

    Anonymous (Maker, Designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on wove paper, watermarked Smith and Allnutt, 1825

  • Museum number:

    9052:44

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 35

Physical description

Design for the handles, sheath and silver mounts of a dress dirk, knife and fork.
Profile, shown full size 515 x 50.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1825

Artist/maker

Anonymous (Maker, Designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on wove paper, watermarked Smith and Allnutt, 1825

Dimensions

Height: 600 mm, Width: 242 mm

Object history note

Design for the handles, scabbard and silver sheath mounts for a dirk with knife ad fork. The handles with weaved patterns surmounted by open rings intended for semi precious stones or coloured glass. The mounts and chape decorated with thistles and roses. Objects of this type are related to the revival of the Highland dress promoted by the visit of George IV to Edinburgh in 1821.

Descriptive line

Design for the handles and silver sheath mounts of a dirk, by an anonymous English designer, C. 1825

Categories

Silver; Silver Designs; Designs; English

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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