A FINE CONTINENTAL SILVER JUDAIC MARRIAGE BELT PROBABLY LAIBACH, HALF CENTURY. Buy and collect contemporary or modern art, old masters, jewelry, wine, watches, interiors, prints, and music at Christie's auctions.
Christies 9436, Lot 283, Rapier carrier early 17th Century. Of two broad pieces of leather embroidered on the front with silver thread, with loops along the bottom edge, each with iron buckle, iron top hook, the iron parts with punched decoration and traces of gilding; The first 24.1cm. Lot 284 Rapier carrier Of leather covered with black silk embroidered with flowers and running scrollwork in yellow thread, the mounts of gilt iron The carrier 26.6cm.
Swiss dagger of Holbein type, mid-16th c., the scabbard later. Double-edged leaf-shaped blade of near-flat diamond section slightly reinforced at the point, formed w/ a short ricasso and struck with bladesmith's mark on both sides; a shaped copper fillet; relief casts, the outer face decorated with The Dance of Death, formed with a prominent finial involving a human mask flanked by spiraling shells; tubular gilt-bronze pommel cast with a demon mask in low relief.