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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 6

    A RARE INDIAN KATAR COMBINED WITH A PAIR OF FLINTLOCK PISTOLS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE INDIAN KATAR COMBINED WITH A PAIR OF FLINTLOCK PISTOLS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    With burnished blade formed in two stages, decorated with a chiselled rib of leaf ornament within a recessed watered panel on both sides, blued iron hilt decorated with gold koftgari borders and flowerheads, the sides incorporating a pair of blued and gilt flintlock box-lock pistols with turn-off barrels and folding triggers, and retaining much original finish throughout
    16 3/8in (46.7cm)


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    Literature

    For another very similar, see Peter Hawkins, The Price Guide to Antique Guns & Pistols, 1973, p.376.