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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 33

    A PERSIAN STEEL KARD DECORATED WITH GOLD KOFTGARI

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PERSIAN STEEL KARD DECORATED WITH GOLD KOFTGARI
    18TH CENTURY
    With tapering single-edged blade of wootz steel retaining a pronounced watered pattern, the hilt of characteristic shape encrusted with gold flowers on both sides between gold beaded bands of running flowers and foliage, and inset with a single turquoise bead, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard (light wear, the scabbard fabric rubbed and frayed)
    13 3/8in (34cm)


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