• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 7

    A TURKISH SILVER-MOUNTED SHAMSHIR

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A TURKISH SILVER-MOUNTED SHAMSHIR
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    With slender blade of watered steel punched and engraved with a stylised device on one side (patches of light rust), hilt of characteristic type including border-engraved silver crosspiece and back-strap, and horn grip-scales rising to a pommel, in its original leather-covered wooden scabbard with large engraved silver mounts, Turkish silver marks
    30½in (77.5cm) blade


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    Please note that this lot is not illustrated in the catalogue. The image labeled lot 11 depicts lot 10. The images on Christies.com and Christie's Live are correct.