Original Scottish Silver Hallmarked Small Sword- Engraved Leith Hall with Document
Original Item: Only One Available. Acquired from the collection of George Strakaty of Vienna Austria this is an all silver hilted small sword with hallmarks located on the hilt and scabbard mounts that show this to be of Scottish manufacture.
The Sword featured a 28.5 inch triangular blade and comes with two thirds of its brown velvet covered wood scabbard still retaining both the hallmarked throat mount and hallmarked center mount. The bottom mount together with the lower third of the wood scabbard liner is missing although some of the worn brown velvet still remains.
The Silver throat mount is clearly engraved-
Leith Hall is a well-known Scottish castle that passed into public ownership in 1963 upon the demise of Lady Leith. Before her death, she had her lawyers remove all the weapons from the Armory and after her death all the contents of the Armory and family correspondence were sold off. A principal buyer was Geoge Strakaty of Vienna who was acted for then by the prominent English Antique Arms Dealer Herbert Sutcliffe.
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Offered together with this original silver sword we enclose one of the family’s documents signed by their lawyer dated May 19th, 1748.
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