• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 305

    A MUGHAL ROCK CRYSTAL HILTED DAGGER (KARD)

    NORTH INDIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MUGHAL ROCK CRYSTAL HILTED DAGGER (KARD)
    NORTH INDIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The watered steel tapering single-edged blade damascened with gold with a panel of floral sprays near the hilt, a thick silvered band above, the hilt with slightly flattened spine terminating in a fine inset rock crystal lion's head, the mane carved, a stylised chain running from the collar around the neck, the eyes inset with coloured stones, a foiled beryl in the centre of its forehead, the ruby tongue free to loll around in the mouth, the light red velvet-covered wooden sheath with gilt-copper mounts each engraved with floral lattice designs below the pierced cusped border, ball finial
    15½in. (39.3cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Anon sale in these Rooms, 28 April 1998, lot 156