Superb Exhibition Grade Silver and Gilt Dagger Commemorating Othello, 19th C

Superb Exhibition Grade Silver and Gilt Dagger Commemorating Othello, 19th C

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Superb Exhibition Grade Silver and Gilt Dagger Commemorating Othello, 19th C
Superb Exhibition Grade Silver and Gilt Dagger Commemorating Othello, 19th C
Superb Exhibition Grade Silver and Gilt Dagger Commemorating Othello, 19th C
Superb Exhibition Grade Silver and Gilt Dagger Commemorating Othello, 19th C
Superb Exhibition Grade Silver and Gilt Dagger Commemorating Othello, 19th C
Superb Exhibition Grade Silver and Gilt Dagger Commemorating Othello, 19th C
Superb Exhibition Grade Silver and Gilt Dagger Commemorating Othello, 19th C
Superb Exhibition Grade Silver and Gilt Dagger Commemorating Othello, 19th C

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Hilt and scabbard of heavy cast bronze, finely worked and plated in silver and gold. Hilt featuring grip depicting Othello about to plunge the dagger into Desdemona; downturned quillons with serpeant-head finials; small downturned shell guard bearing “OTHELLO” in gilt relief. Scabbard decorated ensuite in classical style with winged cherubs and a golden-haired woman, probably Desdemona. Diamond-section blade (somewhat loose) measuring 11 1/4" with long ricasso etched with acanthus decoration. Overall length of dagger 17 1/4" without scabbard, 21 1/2" with. Very good condition with some areas of worn plating and bronze showing. Probably made for the London International Exhibition on Industry and Art of 1862. Artisans at such exhibitions competed for awards which would improve their image and standing in the international community and increase the demand for their products. A hunting sword of similar style and workmanship recently sold for $20,700 at auction, including premium.

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  • Reference #
  • HRC1
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Fine Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • ca. 1860
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  • Condition
  • VG

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