An Indian Katar With Bifurcated Blade
Lot 17
An Indian Katar With Bifurcated Blade
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Indian Katar With Bifurcated Blade
18th Century Or Earlier
With a pair of sharply-pointed blades each of stiff diamond section to the point, recessed over half their length on both sides and chiselled with a medial 'cyprus' tree issuing from a gilt fleur-de-lys, the forte on both sides chiselled with a gold-damascened floret against a punched ground, characteristic iron hilt decorated overall with gold-damascened flowering foliage (some loss of decoration and surface rust), and comprising tapering side-bars, and grip of flour flat bars each swelling towards the centre
44.3 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 263, pp. 259 and 260, fig. 62
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