An Indian Dagger Of Khanjarli Form, And An Indian Jambiya
Lot 93*
An Indian Dagger Of Khanjarli Form, And An Indian Jambiya
Sold for £375 (US$ 630) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Indian Dagger Of Khanjarli Form, And An Indian Jambiya
Both 19th Century
The first with recurved double-edged blade with prominent medial ridge over its entire length on both sides to the point of diamond section, iron hilt comprising silver knuckle-guard of tapering circular section and lobed rear quillon, and tapering grip of ovoidal section made in one with the pommel of characteristic shape and decorated on each side with silver-damascened foliage within wrigglework borders, in original wooden scabbard (tip missing) covered in black leather with tooled line borders; the second with etched curved double-edged blade recessed and with medial ridge along both sides, one side chiselled with an elephant's head, the forte pierced and chased with a pair of tiger's retaining traces of gilding, waisted hilt with foliate engraved iron mounts, and grips set with shaped pieces of mother-of-pearl (2)
24.7 cm. and 25 cm. blades
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