11 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 67,250
Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000
A CAUCASIAN SHASHKA
Curved, the steel hilt with bifurcated pommel decorated with gold motifs and applied with the miniature of the order of St. George, the leather scabbard with steel mounts with similar gold decorations, original leather belt with similar mounts
38½ in. (97.5 cm) high
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Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich the Younger.
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