A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO KINDJAL
MARKED OSMAN, CAUCASUS, 19TH CENTURY
Of typical form, the hilt and scabbard finely worked with dense floral arabesques and beads, the mounts and the reverse of the scabbard with niello decoration, the hilt with applied bosses; together with testament of authenticity signed by Helen Nazarenko-Bowden and dated 19 May 1997, marked on blade
21 3/8 in. (54.3 cm.) long (2)
Vyacheslav Grigorevich Naumenko (1883-1979), ataman of the Kuban Cossack voisko elected in 1920.
Nicholas Nazarenko, son-in-law of the above.
Helen Nazarenko-Bowden, daughter of the above.
Acquired from the above.