Object Title

Hanger

Hanger

Date

1670-1690

Object Number

IX.918

Provenance

From the Oldman Collection, acquired 1949.

Physical Description

Silver hilt consisting of cap-pommel, knuckle guard and short straight quillon at the rear. Grip of rough stag antler. The silver is decorated with Tudor roses, lion's, crowns and acanthus leaves.


Short curved, single-edged blade with a false edge for the last XX in (XX cm) and two medium fullers (one at the back and one adjcent), rising by the hilt and extending (COMPL.). The blade is engraved on the forte with a design of foliage which bears traces of gilding.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 668 mm (26.3 in), blade length: 510 mm (20.1 in) Weight: 1 lb 3 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On knuckle-guard: maker's mark, 'W L' between two pellets (above and below) all within a shield (see sketch on inv. file).

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974, p. 25, Pls. 55d (hilt), 109 (marks on blade).