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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 8

    AN ARAB GOLD-MOUNTED SWORD

    MID-20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ARAB GOLD-MOUNTED SWORD
    MID-20TH CENTURY
    With 19th century watered blade, the hilt with silvered iron guard with gilt bud-shaped tips and applied with a gilt flowerhead cartouche on both sides, gold pommel chased with foliage, the grip overlaid with gold filigree strips, bound with gold wire and fitted with ivory scales retained by gold-capped pins, in its original scabbard with decorated large gold mounts, the locket cut with a brief inscription and dated 1370 AH (circa 1951 AD).
    30½in (77.5cm) blade


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