125621817100663

A gem-set and gold-inlaid jade-hilted dagger, Mughal India, 18th century

39 cm. dagger; 41.5 cm. with scabbard. With curving watered steel blade, the white jade hilt inlaid with floral decoration set with emeralds and rubies; the red velvet-covered scabbard with gold repoussé chape and locket.

Provenance
Warren Anderson collection, Australia;
Sold, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1315;
Private collection, U.S.A., 1992-2009.

Exhibited
Splendeur des Armes Orientales, 4 May - 31 July 1988, page 112, Paris, 1988

Published
Philippe Missillier and Howard Ricketts, Splendeur des Armes Orientales, 4 May - 31 July 1988, page 112, Paris, 1988.

Butterfield & Butterfield, The Warren Anderson Collection of Premier American & European Firearms – Part II, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1311 (illustrated in colour)

125621817100663

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

43 cm. With slightly curving watered steel blade, the hilt set with rows of gemstones including rubies and emeralds set in gold - Price on application

Provenance
Warren Anderson collection, Australia, 1980s-1992;
Sold, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1407;
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 1407 (illustrated in colour)

125621817100663

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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