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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 159

    A JADE-HILTED DAGGER WITH ENAMELLED GOLD SHEATH

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY

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    A JADE-HILTED DAGGER WITH ENAMELLED GOLD SHEATH
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
    The curving tapering watered steel blade with a carved arabesque before the juncture, with gold inlay, a line of naskh in gold and repeated on each face, the jointure with gemstones, the associated jade hilt probably from 16th or 17th century with silver inlay at top, the gold-cased sheath with polychrome enamel cusped floral medallions, losses in the enamel and inlay
    9 3/8in. (23.7cm.) long


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