Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Jeweled Medici Dagger

  • Dated: circa 1840
  • Measurements: overall length 11 3/8”, weight 176.5 grams

This one-of-a-kind ceremonial dagger is constructed entirely of fine silver with a pierced filigree hilt of exceptional quality and detail. The obverse is studded with 4 large emeralds (approx. 17.6 total carats), 133 smaller diamonds, ranging in size from approx. 1.5mm to 3.5mm (120 original rose-cut and 13 later full-cut), and mounted with a 7.5mm pearl on the pommel. The solid silver 6 3/8” blade features acanthus decoration at the forte and an inscribed name (illegible).

The central feature is a gold Medici Family crest, surmounted by a band of diamonds with gold border and crowned with a diamond-studded fleur de lis. The reverse is gilded and mounted with 5 cabochon-cut turquoise, 3.5mm to 5mm in diameter. One stone appears to be absent, but close examination of the setting shows it to be different than those holding the turquoise, indicating it was possibly a different gem. 

Source & Copyright: Antique Weapon Store

Hide notes

  1. kyngofkyrat reblogged this from art-of-swords
  2. vomithirmind reblogged this from art-of-swords
  3. superkawaiisophie reblogged this from superkawaiisophie
  4. ahearnia reblogged this from superkawaiisophie
  5. dcmegriley reblogged this from maytheymeetagain
  6. ultimatev reblogged this from braiinache
  7. braiinache reblogged this from disgustinglemonade
  8. observationsandadmirations reblogged this from k-h0le
  9. rakiicenvampir reblogged this from art-of-swords
  10. sass-tasticc reblogged this from maytheymeetagain
  11. malibuhollie reblogged this from royalwarfare
  12. addicted-to-daydreams reblogged this from minor-fever
  13. royalwarfare reblogged this from ufocottoncandy
  14. shammy78 reblogged this from jumbledramblings
  15. jumbledramblings reblogged this from maytheymeetagain
  16. nerdnergy reblogged this from maytheymeetagain
  17. maytheymeetagain reblogged this from ladycrossstitch
  18. rayzaaaa reblogged this from ufocottoncandy
  19. anythingrandomlyinteresting reblogged this from herondalegwilym
  20. herondalegwilym reblogged this from dearbrigan
  21. bakeallday reblogged this from thebobbyeffect
  22. perfect-imaginary-world reblogged this from ufocottoncandy
  23. tellmetaradiddles reblogged this from granpulsefalcie
  24. nbaterina reblogged this from ufocottoncandy