A Turkish Shamshir
Lot 109*
A Turkish Shamshir
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 4,890) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Turkish Shamshir
19th Century
With curved watered blade double-edged at the point and damascened in gold within the fuller along the back for most of its length on each side with linked panels of poetic verses in Arabic script between foliage, the forte on both sides chiselled with gold-damascened foliage framing a central panel en suite and inhabited by birds, copper hilt comprising downcurved quillons with bluntly-pointed langets, set on both sides with rounded and ovoidal red corals and small turquoise beads, all within borders of filigree roundels, and grip of tapering oval section with pommel of rounded form, decorated over both sides with embossed and chased foliage inhabited by birds, some within cartouche-shaped borders, the pommel chased with foliage and set with six fluted rounded red corals on each side
81 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For a related kilij see Thomas Del Mar Ltd. In association with Sotheby's, Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria, London, 7 December 2011, lot 61
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