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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

    AN INDIAN TALWAR WITH SILVER-ENCRUSTED IRON HILT AND BLADE OF WOOTZ STEEL

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN INDIAN TALWAR WITH SILVER-ENCRUSTED IRON HILT AND BLADE OF WOOTZ STEEL
    18TH CENTURY
    With curved blade double-edged towards the point and retaining a pronounced nodular watered pattern throughout, the hilt profusely encrusted with silver patterns of beadwork and flowers, with silver loop for a tassel, and in a velvet-covered scabbard with large silver mounts chased with flowers and elephants (fitted with a later silver reinforce along the back)
    30 7/8in (78.5cm) blade


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