31 March 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
AN OTTOMAN JADE HILTED DAGGER (KARD)
TURKEY, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
The white-grey nephrite hilt decorated with inlaid gold in elegant rococco style, a pink gem set on the top of the hilt, the juncture with the blade with remains of gilding, the tapered blade probably associated, the sheath covered with black leather sewn on one side with metal thread, the chape and the locket in silver with remains of gilding, minor losses in the inlay
14 3/8in. (36.3cm.) long
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