9 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A SMALL OTTOMAN ENAMELLED COPPER KNIFE AND SHEATH, TURKEY, CIRCA 1800
With tapering blade damascened in gold on one side with the phrase Muhammed rasel Allah, the hilt and sheath each worked with copper floral sprays on a pink enamel ground divided by bands of turquoise dots - 8in (20.2cm) long
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