˜A NAVAL OFFICER'S DIRK BY P. & S. FIRMIN
Lot 163˜A NAVAL OFFICER'S DIRK BY P. & S. FIRMIN, 153 STRAND, LONDON, CIRCA 1839-49 with tapering double-edged blade etched with scrolling foliage, trophies-of-arms and the maker's details (areas of pitting), gilt-brass hilt comprising foliate cross-guard, lion mask pommel, and turned ivory grip (small cracks), in its leather scabbard with gilt-brass mounts comprising chape, middle-band and locket, the latter two each with a ring for suspension and the locket with the maker's details 22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade
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