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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 12

    A TURKISH JAMBIYA SET WITH CORAL AND TURQUOISE

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A TURKISH JAMBIYA SET WITH CORAL AND TURQUOISE
    19TH CENTURY
    With double-edged blade decorated with panels of gold koftgari foliage framing brief Arabic inscriptions on both sides, the hilt entirely encased in white metal, the inner face chased with flowers, the outer face gilt and profusely studded with shaped coral plaques and turquoise beads all in raised settings, and the scabbard en suite (minor pieces of inlay missing)
    17 1/8in (43.5cm)


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