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An Ottoman coral and turquoise-set sword and scabbard, Turkey, 18th/19th century
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An Ottoman coral and turquoise-set sword and scabbard, Turkey, 18th/19th century
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An Ottoman coral and turquoise-set sword and scabbard, Turkey, 18th/19th century
curved steel blade with flat back edge and swelled tip, gold-overlaid inscriptions in cartouches and roundel near forte, hilt and scabbard set with drop-shaped turquoise beads and smaller, round turquoise beads between inlaid coral decoration arranged in star-form motifs
85cm.
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Provenance

By repute, purchased from the estate sale of an actor in Hollywood, California, purchased by the current owner's aunt, and gifted to her brother, thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

Only part of inscriptions deciphered: qardab ('sharp sword'), abyad ('white') and mujawhar ('jewelled')

Two cartouches near the hilt: 'O Muhammad!' and 'O ‘Ali!'

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