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AN OTTOMAN JADE HILTED DAGGER
AN OTTOMAN JADE HILTED DAGGER

TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY

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AN OTTOMAN JADE HILTED DAGGER
TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
The curving double-edged watered steel blade with medial ridge damascened in gold with scrolling arabesque spandrels above, the waisted fluted dark green jade hilt with medial rope-motif band and a band of carved meandering leafy tendrils around each terminal, the oval top with leaf-motifs around a central rosette with red hardstone inset centre, the later replaced repoussé silver covered wooden sheath with dense overall foliage within similar narrow borders, marked with tughra and sah of Abdulhamid II
15¾in. (40cm.) long
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