An Indian Tulwar
Lot 19
An Indian Tulwar
Sold for £562 (US$ 944) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Indian Tulwar
18th/19th Century
With curved blade (some light pitting) double-edged over a third of its length to the point and fullered along the back on each side, the forte struck on one side with a bladesmith's mark, characteristic iron hilt decorated overall with damascened silver quatrefoils within zigzaged borders, and comprising pointed langets, button quillons, curved tapering knuckle-guard with stylised monster-head terminal, disc-shaped pommel with button finial on a rayed dome, and swelling grip
76 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 230, pp. 245 and 254, fig. 60
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