MINIATURE VICTORIAN HALLMARKED SILVER SCOTTISH BASKET HILT SWORD.
This is a superb quality large size miniature Scottish sword measuring at over 15 inches long. Fine quality Scottish style silver basket hilt, the sword handle is constructed in fine fish skin with wire wrap, the interior of the hilt of the sword is complete with its original red cloth lining. The silver hallmarked blade is stunning, the obverse side is engraved with decorative Scottish foliage with nine panels cut out of the blade forming an intricate pattern. The reverse side of the blade is plain polished silver deeply stamped with a set of silver Scottish hall marks for Edinburgh 1887 and with makers initials H.I. (Hamilton & Inches). An outstanding miniature sword probably manufactured as a letter opener. Scottish hall marked silver is considerably rarer than English silver and is much in demand by collectors. [Condition: Mint]