Two Sri Lanka silver mounted swords
Lot 205
Two silver-gilt-hilted Singhalese Swords (kastanes) Ceylon, late 18th/ early 19th Century(4)
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,808) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Two silver-gilt-hilted Singhalese Swords (kastanes)
Ceylon, late 18th/ early 19th Century
each with curved single-edged blade, the guards and quillons elaborately carved in relief with animal masks and foliage, the grip-pommels in the form of dragon's heads with inlaid pink gemstones and gilt decoration, the wood sheaths entirely clad in silver decorated in repoussé with intricate floral and vegetal interlace
the largest 60.4 cm. long(4)
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