• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    A SILVER-MOUNTED ARAB SAIF; AND ANOTHER, VERY SIMILAR

    19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-MOUNTED ARAB SAIF; AND ANOTHER, VERY SIMILAR
    19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Each with curved fullered blade, the hilt of characteristic type entirely encased in silver, with decorative panels cast in low relief, engraved borders, and each in its original scabbard with chape and suspension-band of engraved silver
    28½in (72.4cm) and 28 7/8in (73.4cm) blades (2)


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