A dagger with a hardstone hilt and inscribed blade
Lot 206
A Mughal agate-hilted Dagger India, 18th/ 19th Century
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 4,700 - 6,300

Lot Details
A Mughal agate-hilted Dagger
India, 18th/ 19th Century
the double-edged steel blade of tapering form, the forte decorated on both sides with gold inlay with a cartouche of mihrab form containing a repeated design of cruciform motifs terminating in a palmette, embossed on one side with two impressed inscription cartouches, one in Persian, the other in nagari, the hilt of pale greeny-brown agate carved in the round with faceted grip bursting into a spray of four leaves, the bifurcated pommel with knop finial, trefoil either side to top of blade
38cm. long

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions on the blade include: in the square cartouche, "... 1208"; and in the teardrop cartouche shri gopal, "with respect krishna".
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