A gold koftgari-hilted steel push dagger (katar) North India, 18th/ 19th Century

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Lot 188
A gold koftgari-hilted steel push dagger (katar)
North India, 18th/ 19th Century

Sold for £ 1,402 (US$ 1,835) inc. premium
A gold koftgari-hilted steel push dagger (katar)
North India, 18th/ 19th Century
the double-edged watered steel blade of curved form, the forte with a raised cartouche containing a gold overlaid floral spray, the grips profusely decorated in gold overlay with floral interlace
50 cm. long

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    James Baillie Fraser, 15th Laird of Reelig (1783-1856) and his brother William Fraser (1784-1835).
    Private Scottish collection by direct descent.

    A list within the family archive (fig 2) mentions a katar sent back to England aboard the Phoenix in December 1816 which was given to James Fraser as a gift by Colonel James Skinner (1778-1841).
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