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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 10

    A FINE OTTOMAN SILVER-GILT YATAGHAN

    FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FINE OTTOMAN SILVER-GILT YATAGHAN
    FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
    With slender blade curved towards the point (the point with surface rust), sheathed in convex chased silver panels at the base, silver-gilt hilt chased with panels of flowers, scrolls and trophies-of-arms on a contrasting stippled ground, rising to form a small eared pommel, and in its original scabbard entirely sheathed in silver-gilt, cast and chased with further elaborate panels of trophies and flowers also involving ships in sail, monster's head finial, and struck twice with a Tughra
    16 5/8in (42.2cm) blade


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    Believed to be from the collection of Juan Peron, former president of Argentina.

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