• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 3

    AN INDIAN KATAR, AND A JAPANESE TANTO

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN INDIAN KATAR, AND A JAPANESE TANTO
    19TH CENTURY
    The katar with broad triangular blade reinforced towards the point, chiselled with human and zoomorphic subjects in low relief, picked-out in gold koftgari, and differing over the respective sides, iron hilt decorated with koftgari foliage in two colours of gold, and with original scabbard, the chape en suite; the tanto with unsigned straight blade carved with a dragon and spear within the groove on one side
    18½in (47cm) and 16 5/8in (42.3cm) (2)


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