MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 8-9 June 2011

8 June 2011

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


4,500-6,000 GBP

RUSSIA, 1831.
Length in scabbard 103 cm., length of blade 81 cm.

Literature: Arms and Armors from Private Collection, Moscow, Strelets, 2011, pp. 214-215, illustrated.

The blade is curved, single-edged, with fuller. The inscription along the blunt edge reads: “[Zlato]ust December 1831” in Cyrillic. The ricasso marked МЭ, G in the ring and number 3. The hilt with round bifurcated pommel was cut from two panels of black horn riveted to the tang. The scabbard made from leather and chased with blackened silver fittings.

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.