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Lot 226

A lapis lazuli hilted and gold inlaid watered-steel dagger (kard), Persia, Safavid, 18th century...

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Lot 226

A lapis lazuli hilted and gold inlaid watered-steel dagger (kard),
Persia, Safavid, 18th century...

Starting Bid: £2,000

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

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Lot 226


A lapis lazuli hilted and gold inlaid watered-steel dagger (kard),

Iran, Safavid, 18th century and later,

The heavily molted eared hilt plain, the long straight blade's forte inlaid with floral design flanking a floral spray rising from a heart shaped medallion, the ridge with leaves arranged as chevrons,

33cm. long 

Provenance: Collection of Pierre Jourdan-Barry, Paris

This lot presents as clean overall. The blade is lightly corroded and pitted. The blade has a watered pattern. The edge is sharp, albeit chipped in its centre. Its tip is sharp. The lapis lazuli panels edges shows some light remnants of sealant or glue 

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