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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 9

    A RARE BALKAN SHORTSWORD, ALMOST CERTAINLY MONTENEGRIN

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE BALKAN SHORTSWORD, ALMOST CERTAINLY MONTENEGRIN
    19TH CENTURY
    With very slender tapering straight blade cut with a pair of very narrow full-length fullers and with gold koftgari basal panels incorporating a brief inscription on one side (rubbed), brass hilt of two-piece construction cast with a close-set pattern of nodular flowers, in its original scabbard with long slender brass mounts en suite with the hilt
    16in (41.6cm) blade


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    Believed to be from the collection of Juan Peron, former president of Argentina.

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