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A BOSNIAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (BODEZI)
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A BOSNIAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (BODEZI)

19TH CENTURY

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A BOSNIAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (BODEZI)
19TH CENTURY
With tapering double-edged spear-point blade of flattened diamond section with reinforced tip and decorated on each side with recessed panels and sprays of foliage in low relief, hilt comprising tang encased with silver-gilt filigree-work and walrus ivory grip-scales each with silver-gilt filigree caps to the rivets (one cap incomplete, another a working replacement), in original scabbard encased in silver, the chape with silver-gilt bands set with red corals (Corallium Rubrum), the body of the scabbard embossed with scales (one coral lacking)
14in. (35.5cm.) blade
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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