Naval Dirk, Circa 1800
Naval Dirk employing elephant ivory for the handle with Acanthus leaf carving. The guard made of silver with the central feature a fouled anchor. Steel blade measures 11.75" L. Original scabbard with silver mounts including a stylized dolphin. The silver hallmarked MW on the underside of the guard.
ARTIST: silver marked MW
WORK DATE: c. 1800
MATERIALS: Steel, silver, ivory, leather
SIZE: 17" L. x 2.5" W.