AN OTTOMAN CORAL-INSET SWORD (KILIJ)
AN OTTOMAN CORAL-INSET SWORD (KILIJ)
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AN OTTOMAN CORAL-INSET SWORD (KILIJ)

BLACK SEA COAST, PROBABLY TRABZON, 19H CENTURY

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AN OTTOMAN CORAL-INSET SWORD (KILIJ)
BLACK SEA COAST, PROBABLY TRABZON, 19H CENTURY
The blade of typical form with gold overlaid inscriptions and decoration, the sheath and hilt of gilt copper extensively inset with coral and turquoise
35in. (89cm.) long
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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.
These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.

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Lot Essay

Similar Ottoman kilijs are published in Hales, 2013, p.209, nos.507 and 508. Another similar kilij was sold at Christie's London, 9 October 2014, lot 120 and 27 April 2017, lot 13.

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