Antique Polish Dagger With Polish Lithuanian Coat Of Arms 19th Century Poland

$3,500.00
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A very rare antique Polish dagger made in Poland in the first half of the 19th century.
Three Polish daggers in a similar style are in the collection of the most important world museum, the State Hermitage Museum of Art and Culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was founded in 1764 by Empress Catherine the Great. It is the largest art museum in the world and has only the most important objects of world art.
Originally, the daggers were in the collection of the Russian field marshal Ivan Paskevich at the Gomel Palace and were transferred by the Soviet government to the Hermitage Museum in 1923.


REFERENCES: Three Polish daggers in a similar style are in the collection of the most important world museum, the State Hermitage Museum of Art and Culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was founded in 1764 by Empress Catherine the Great. It is the largest art museum in the world and has only the most important objects of world art.
Originally, the daggers were in the collection of the Russian field marshal Ivan Paskevich at the Gomel Palace and were transferred by the Soviet government to the Hermitage Museum in 1923.


Published in the “Europejski oręż paradny XVII-XIX wieku ze zbiorów Państwowego Ermitażu w Leningradzie” by Anatol W. Soldatenko (European parade weapons of the 17th-19th centuries from the collection of the State Hermitage in Leningrad).
The above catalog is from the Castle Museum in Malbork exhibition in 1991 (illustrations page 68, descriptions page 24).
Please see the last picture attached to the listing.
The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.

Field Marshal Ivan Paskevich, as the commander-in-chief of the Russian Empire, suppressed the Polish November Uprising in 1830–1831. And for these merits, he was appointed "Prince of Warsaw" and awarded the office of "The Namiestnik" (Viceroy) of the Kingdom of Poland. After the November Uprising, many important art objects looted by the Russians from the collections of Polish aristocrats and nobility were sent to Russia as war booty and placed in the collections of the Russian Tsar and various Russian aristocrats. It is, therefore, very likely that these three daggers from the Paskiewicz collection came into his possession at that time.

DESCRIPTION: The bone hilt of this dagger is carved in the same manner as the three daggers in the Hermitage Museum.
The elaborately carved bone hilt with a cross guard, on one side of the grip, is a finely sculptured in low relief the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth coat of arms with a Polish Crowned Eagle and a Lithuanian, Pogonia surmounted on the top by the crown.
On the other side is sculptured in low relief a portrait of Sigismund I the Old, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, surmounted with the ribbon inscribed "Sigismund I."
The jeweled silver pommel is set with a natural green agate stone.
It is mounted with a sturdy double-edged tapered, wavy flamboyant steel blade with medial ridge and flat forte.

MEASUREMENTS:
Overall length: 31cm (12.2 inches)
Length of the blade: 19.5 cm (7.68 inches).
Width of the blade at the forte: 3 cm (1.18 inches)
The thickness of the blade at the forte: 5.58 mm.

CONDITION: Showing the age and use. The bone hilt is in very good condition, free of cracks or repairs, steel blade pitted.
 

Item Details

Reference #:
E949
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
SubCategory
Edged Weapons & Knives
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
19th Century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material