Object Title

Bayonet - plug bayonet

Bayonet - plug bayonet

Date

1740-1760

Object Number

X.368

Provenance

Purchased from Wallis and Wallis sale 181, 3-5 January 1972, lot 1890 (ill. in cat.).

Physical Description

Bulbous ebony grip, with copper alloy pommel cap, quillons and downturned shell. Quillons in form of boar's trotters, shell in form of pheasant. the blade is straight and single edged, with a false edge for the final third of its length and a narrow fuller along the back of the blade. It is etched with foliage, dogs and boars at the forte.

Techniques

Etching

Dimensions

BladeLength521 mm
OverallLength665 mm
OverallWeight340 g

Inscriptions and Marks

none

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