23 October 2007
AN OTTOMAN DAGGER (KARD)
TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
With tapering watered steel blade, the gilt faced juncture with engraved floral motifs, the walrus ivory hilt divided by a gold band with slight repoussé foliate decoration, with small band of turquoise panels between the juncture and the hilt, the sheath with two silver mounts engraved on one side with floral arabesques enamelled with turquoise, cobalt blue and green, the other side plain but for two suspension loops, pommel with pronounced knop, slight loss of enamel, blade slightly ground down
11½in. (29.3cm.) long
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