DAGGER AND ARMOUR PARTS NUMBERS 678-684 678 DAGGER OF LANDSKNECHT TYPE WITH BLADE BY ANTON PFEFFENHAUSER GERMAN, 16T11 CENTURY The triangular sharply pointed blade bears a fan-shaped guard, taper-ing grip with interlaced ribands and semi-circular pomme!, gadrooned and engraved with trellis. The blade with tripod mark of Pfeffen-hauser. The mount composite and of earlier type. Length, 151 inches Compare Laking, « European Armour and Arms », vol. 3, p. 60. Illustrated and described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1892, vol. 6, p. 49, No. 210, Plate 19. SALE, PARIS, 1893. 679 SHEATH OF A HUNTING KNIFE FRENCH, MID-SEVENTEENTH CENTURY Of repoussé steel. The front with an elaborate representation of a hunt with equestrian figures, attendants and hounds; the back with a stag and the date 1655. Height, 33/4 inches From the Spitzer legacies. Inventory No. 3923. 680 SILVER AND GOLD DAMASCENED CAP OF A CURVED DAGGER FRENCH, 16TH CENTURY An exquisite example of the art of Azzemina. The front with silver and gold mosaics of an amour holding cornucopia among delicate floral volutes; on the other side a tropical bird perched upon branches. Length, 61/2 juches From the Spitzer legacies. 681 SWORD GRIP OF STEEL WITH GOLD AND SILVER RELIEFS FRENCH, END OF 16TH CENTURY Cylindrical and with groups of trophies covering nearly the entire exterior; the design remarkably imaginative and of exceptional workmanship. Length, inches From the Spitzer legacies. 361