An unusual gold overlaid steel Sword Lucknow, 19th Century(2)
Lot 383
An unusual gold inlaid steel Sword Lucknow, 19th Century(2)
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,156) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An unusual gold inlaid steel Sword
Lucknow, 19th Century
with curving and tapering watered steel blade engraved with inscriptions, the steel hilt overlaid in gold with floral vines and birds, the pommel in the form of an 'S' shape with animal head terminals with floral decoration and inscriptions, associated velvet mounted scabbard with gold inlaid steel finial
99.4 cm. long(2)

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions consist of: a later dedication on the hilt to, 'Sultan 'Abdullah Qutub Shah' and on the blade an invocation to God, and signed as 'Work of Asadullah Isfahani, during the course of the year 1240 (AD 1824-5).

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the blade is 19th Century but the hilt is probably later, 20th Century.
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