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AN OTTOMAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER WITH GEM-SET SCABBARD, WITH CA

AN OTTOMAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER WITH GEM-SET SCABBARD, WITH CA

A VERY FINE PRESENTATION SWORD TAKEN AS BOOTY AT THE SIEGE OF SERINGAPATAM, OF EASTERN EUROPEAN MANUFACTURE, LATE 16TH CENTURY the hilt with broad crossguard, elongated forte and bud quillons, incised with foliate decoration at the grip, with a ridged curved steel blade, the scabbard with a row of embossed foliate medallions, each with a colourful stone or glass to centre, two loops for hanging, later engraved at the lock: Taken from Tippoo Saib, Seringapatam, 1799

A VERY FINE PRESENTATION SWORD TAKEN AS BOOTY AT THE SIEGE OF SERINGAPATAM, OF EASTERN EUROPEAN MANUFACTURE, LATE 16TH CENTURY the hilt with broad crossguard, elongated forte and bud quillons, incised with foliate decoration at the grip, with a ridged curved steel blade, the scabbard with a row of embossed foliate medallions, each with a colourful stone or glass to centre, two loops for hanging, later engraved at the lock: Taken from Tippoo Saib, Seringapatam, 1799

Indian kard, 19th century, watered-steel blade with chiselled palmette on the straight edge near the forte with a gold overlay inscriptive cartouche, the gilt steel hilt with marine ivory facings, inlaid in the kundan technique with green and pink gemstones, the scabbard with polychrome enamel decoration featuring floral bouquets within lobed cartouches, with bands of floral scrolls and bud finial, inscribed:"Sarkar Mir Shir Muhammad Ibn Mir Fath Khan Talpur" "The Lion of Sindh".

Indian kard, 19th century, watered-steel blade with chiselled palmette on the straight edge near the forte with a gold overlay inscriptive cartouche, the gilt steel hilt with marine ivory facings, inlaid in the kundan technique with green and pink gemstones, the scabbard with polychrome enamel decoration featuring floral bouquets within lobed cartouches, with bands of floral scrolls and bud finial, inscribed:"Sarkar Mir Shir Muhammad Ibn Mir Fath Khan Talpur" "The Lion of Sindh".

Dagger (Khanjar) with Scabbard.  Date:     late 17th–18th century. Culture:     Iran or Greater Syria. Medium:     Steel, gold, copper, enamel, wood.

Dagger (Khanjar) with Scabbard. Date: late 17th–18th century. Culture: Iran or Greater Syria. Medium: Steel, gold, copper, enamel, wood.

Kindjal, last quarter of the 19th c, straight blade with deep asymmetrical grooves, ivory grips inlaid with gold floral motif and gilded iron rivets, open work silver scabbard richly engraved and gilded with gold floral motifs and inset with ivory plaques decorated en suite with the hilt, length 50 cm.

Kindjal, last quarter of the 19th c, straight blade with deep asymmetrical grooves, ivory grips inlaid with gold floral motif and gilded iron rivets, open work silver scabbard richly engraved and gilded with gold floral motifs and inset with ivory plaques decorated en suite with the hilt, length 50 cm.

Indo-Persian kard dagger, Persian (Safavid) watered steel blade, 17th to 18th century, Indian (Kutch) mounts, 19th century, straight single edged blade tapering towards the point, the gilt-copper hilt and scabbard's mounts with deeply carved floral decoration, the sheath covered with green velvet, 14 3/8in. (36.5cm.) long.

Indo-Persian kard dagger, Persian (Safavid) watered steel blade, 17th to 18th century, Indian (Kutch) mounts, 19th century, straight single edged blade tapering towards the point, the gilt-copper hilt and scabbard's mounts with deeply carved floral decoration, the sheath covered with green velvet, 14 3/8in. (36.5cm.) long.

Indo-Persian kard dagger, Persian (Safavid) watered steel blade, 17th to 18th century, Indian (Kutch) mounts, 19th century, straight single edged blade tapering towards the point, the gilt-copper hilt and scabbard's mounts with deeply carved floral decoration, the sheath covered with green velvet, 14 3/8in. (36.5cm.) long.

Indo-Persian kard dagger, Persian (Safavid) watered steel blade, 17th to 18th century, Indian (Kutch) mounts, 19th century, straight single edged blade tapering towards the point, the gilt-copper hilt and scabbard's mounts with deeply carved floral decoration, the sheath covered with green velvet, 14 3/8in. (36.5cm.) long.

Jambiya Dagger with Sheath.      Dated: 19th century.     Culture: Arabian.

Jambiya Dagger with Sheath. Dated: 19th century. Culture: Arabian.

Ottoman kard dagger, 18th to 19th century, steel, brass, wood, velvet, coral, gold, crystal, L. with sheath 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm); L. without sheath 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); L. of blade 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); W. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm); Wt. 2.5 oz. (70.9 g); Wt. of sheath 1.3 oz. (36.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Ottoman kard dagger, 18th to 19th century, steel, brass, wood, velvet, coral, gold, crystal, L. with sheath 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm); L. without sheath 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); L. of blade 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); W. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm); Wt. 2.5 oz. (70.9 g); Wt. of sheath 1.3 oz. (36.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.