Object Title

Bayonet - Plug bayonet

Bayonet - Plug bayonet

Date

1680-1720

Object Number

X.741

Provenance

Purchased from Sotheby's.

Physical Description

The mounts of the hilt consist of a turned gilt-brass terminal engraved with small leaves, and a pair of quillons both turned towards the blade, dropped-shaped with a slight curl on the edge towards the grip. Grip of wood of conventional form stippled in paint to resemble burr wood. Turned gilt-brass ferrule towards the blade. Straight, two-edged blade of hollow diamond section throughout, the point shows signs of reworking.

Techniques

Gilding

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength13.6 in.
BladeLength346 mm
OverallLength18.9 in.
OverallLength480 mm
OverallWeight0.241 kg
OverallWeight0.85 lb oz

Inscriptions and Marks

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