• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 390

    A PAIR OF INDIAN SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING KNIVES

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF INDIAN SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING KNIVES
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Each with broad heavy single-edged blade, the back-edge tapering to the point and punched and engraved over the length of the back, recurved iron quillons, the hilts entirely encased in silver chased with leaf ornament and each rising to a lion's head pommel
    37.7 cm. (2)


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