An Indian tulwar
probably late 18th century
Slender, curved showing a faint mechanical Damascus pattern overall. Tulwar hilt of typical form, the crossguard with applied shell on one side and decorated overall in silver overlay with a design of banding and large blossoms. Leather-covered scabbard.
Condition: Blade showing some wear, minor nicks and areas of light pitting. Hilt with some minor losses to silver decoration.