A 19th century Russian hunting dagger – £9000 at Elstob & Elstob.

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Measuring 18in (46cm) in length, it was of high quality with an etched and part-gilded blade decorated with floral motifs and two scenes of deer in woodland.

The nature and quality of this decoration led to a tentative attribution to the Zlatoust arms factory which was founded in the Urals in 1815.

Bidding was keen and it sold for £9000.