Lot 199
  • 199

AN OTTOMAN CORAL AND TURQUOISE-SET SWORD AND SCABBARD, TURKEY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY |

Estimate
18,000 - 25,000 GBP
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Description

  • 78.1cm. 
the curved steel blade with flat back edge and gold-overlaid inscription within fuller on edge to both sides, the hilt with a curved pommel and quillons set with a turquoise plaque featuring gilt inscription, set with ribbed drop-shaped coral beads and smaller, round turquoise beads, the scabbard decorated en-suite, with two suspension loops, the reverse with repoussé floral motifs, in a modern Asprey & Co. case

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

Blade contains Qur’an 61:13 (in part), mixed with other undeciphered words. In the small cartouche on the blade is muhammad rasul allah, 'Muhammad is the Prophet of God'
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