London, South Kensington
12 October 2000
An Indian steel dagger
18th and 19th Century
the slightly curved double-edged blade with celadon jade pistol shaped handle, carved with flower heads and foliage and inlaid with stones, the crimson silk covered scabbard with white metal mounts and gilt thread -- 14in. (35.5cm.) long, (blade adapted, old wear).
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