An Indian Bhuj
Lot 84*
An Indian Bhuj
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,654) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Indian Bhuj
19th Century, Probably Kutch
With characteristic bright single-edged blade of flattened diamond section towards the point, decorated on each side with a large silver-gilt panel chased with designs of foliage against a punched ground, and mounted on a gilt-brass elephant's head formed in the round with punched and chased details, on tubular iron haft covered in parcel-gilt silver (minor losses) chased overall with bold designs of foliage against a punched ground, and large gilt-brass foliate finial decorated en suite, threaded and opening to reveal a slender single-edged knife-blade (repaired) with silver grip, in original wooden scabbard covered in burgundy velvet (worn), with shaped gilt-copper locket and chape each embossed and chased with flowering foliage on both sides, and retaining most of its original gilding
22.4 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For a similar example sold in these Rooms see Fine Antique Arms and Armour..., 29 April 2010, lot 154. See also B.N. Goswany and A.L. Dallapiccola, A Place Apart, Paintings in Kutch, 1720-1820, 1983, pl. XXIX
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