21 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 688
GBP 500 - GBP 700
AN INDIAN TULWAR WITH GOLD KOFTGARI HILT
With finely watered curved blade double-edged towards the point, two brief inscriptions enclosed by gold koftgari cartouches on one face and a decorative koftgari panel on the other, iron hilt decorated over its entire surface with further koftgari panels, including patterns of scrolling flowers over the grip, and preserved in fine condition, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard (chipped).
31in (78.8cm) blade
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