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A rock crystal-hilted dagger. Mughal, India. 18th century

41.5 cm. With curving watered steel blade, the hilt carved with floral and foliate decoration on either side, with curving pommel

Provenance: Lord McAlpine of West Green, London, 1980s, inventory number M.5217 Warren Anderson collection, Australia, 1980s-1992 Sold, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1313 Private collection, U.S.A., 1992-2009

Published: Butterfield & Butterfield, The Warren Anderson Collection of Premier American & European Firearms – Part II, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1313 (illustrated in colour)

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