21 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,375
GBP 400 - GBP 600
A GEORGIAN KINDJAL; AN INDIAN TULWAR; AND AN INDIAN PESH-KABZ
The first with broad sharply tapering blade with traces of koftgari ornament on one side, carved ivory grip retained by russet iron rivets on decorated koftgari washers, and in its original scabbard (chape missing); the second with watered blade and plain silvered-iron hilt (rusted), in its scabbard; and the last with curved sharply tapering blade with reinforced point, green stone grip-scales, and in a scabbard (incomplete).
The first 23¾in (60.4cm) (3)
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Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
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