An Indian tulwar with silver and gold damascened hilt

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Lot 2080
An Indian tulwar with silver and gold damascened hilt
18th or early 19th century

US$ 1,000 - 2,000
£ 770 - 1,500
An Indian tulwar with silver and gold damascened hilt
18th or early 19th century
Sharply curved 30 inch blade with 9 1/2 inch false edge. Hilt comprising long languets with shaped finials; short quillons extending to heavy, hemi-spherical terminals; knucklebow with animal head finial, its scrolling tongue affixed to the large wheel-shaped pommel; the whole decorated overall with scrolling tendrils in silver overlay centering panels of blossoms, the florets in gold overlay.
Condition: Blade cleaned bright and showing very light pitting overall. Hilt with some losses and wear to decoration and a repair at tip of knucklebow.
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