Dagger and scabbard, Persian and Turkish


Dagger and scabbard, Persian and Turkish
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


The blade is set with four emeralds and five rubies, and decorated overall with floral panels and inscriptions in thick gold koftgari. The hilt comprises a grip in shagreen, with a medallion of small diamonds in a gilt setting at the centre reading ‘Sultan Sa’id’. The guard has small forward curved quillons set with various stones and gilded, and a pommel beaked at either side, enamelled in a white ground. The scabbard is of wood covered with shagreen, with large top locket and chape decorated in the same enamel, the chape with a large finial gilt with dark blue and turquoise enamel. Length (whole) 410mm, width (blade) 270mm, scabbard 310mm, weight 280g. Persian blade dated 1709-1710, Turkish hilt and scabbard are 19th Century. Turkey and Iran, Persia.

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Dagger and scabbard

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