12 avril 2009

A jade-hilted dagger with gold-inlaid inscribed blade and diamond-set silver scabbard. Ottoman Turkey, circa 18th century

A jade-hilted dagger with gold-inlaid inscribed blade and diamond-set silver scabbard. Ottoman Turkey, circa 18th century The watered steel blade with a double band of inscription on either side, floral interlace on the forte, the spinach jade hilt carved with irises and with an appliqué rose-diamond rosette; the silver scabbard decorated with floral sprigs and strapwork, mounted with two elaborate medallions set with rose-diamonds, stamped with an incomplete tughra, chain and toggle attached. Provenance : Warren Anderson... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2009

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

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 1311 Private collection, U.S.A., 1992-2009 Published : Butterfield & Butterfield, The Warren Anderson Collection... [Lire la suite]
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