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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 324

    A CAUCASIAN SHASHKA

    CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CAUCASIAN SHASHKA
    circa 1900
    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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    Provenance

    Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich the Younger.
    Thence by direct descent.