16 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A MUGHAL-STYLE JADE HANDLED DAGGER, INDIA, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The slightly curved blade of watered steel with two medial ridges, applied gilt-decorated cartouche either side, the hilt of jade carved in the form of a goat's head with ruby-set eyes and turquoise set to forehead, sheath of purple velvet with applied gilt-decorated metal fittings - 16in (40.5cm)
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
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