6 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,125
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
AN OTTOMAN ENGRAVED GILT STEEL DAGGER, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
The straight polished steel blade with ridged spine, the hilt with chased and engraved floral decoration, the wooden sheath with red velvet covering and similarly decorated chased gilt fittings, within a cavity to top a smaller kard with plain gilt hilt - 14in (35.5cm) long (2)
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