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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL, THE HILT AND SCABBARD ENTIRELY ENCASED IN NIELLOED SILVER

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL, THE HILT AND SCABBARD ENTIRELY ENCASED IN NIELLOED SILVER
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    With sharply tapering fullered blade etched 'Osman' in Cyrillic letters, the hilt and scabbard each lightly decorated with nielloed flowers on the inner face, the remaining surfaces elaborately decorated with chased running bands of flowers and scrolls picked-out in niello on a contrasting matted ground, all within beadwork lines cast in relief, and with traces of gilding, Russian silver marks
    19½in (49.5cm)


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