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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 7

    A FINE OTTOMAN SILVER-ENCRUSTED HORSEMAN'S AXE (TABARZIN)

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FINE OTTOMAN SILVER-ENCRUSTED HORSEMAN'S AXE (TABARZIN)
    18TH CENTURY
    With robust iron head inlaid with panels of silver arabesques sewn with silver pellets and incorporating a very brief inscription along the top edge, fabric-covered wooden haft fitted with long silver collar and tubular grip, each with matching chased designs of trophies, flowers and scrolls, and the grip with small ring for a tassel or thong (the head retaining cap replaced)
    24½in (62.2cm)


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    Provenance

    Rex Ingram, the Muslim Hollywood film star of the 1920s.