The handle is formed into a series of waterleaves descending to tiny volutes. Below this, there is a dog's head in frontal view and, directly beneath, the mask of a young Triton. The Triton has eyes of silver, inlaid. Brownish green patina.
By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris from a Neapolitan dealer, as he owned it in common with another Neapolitan it will be from South Italy probably.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund