A MUGHAL JEWELLED JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), INDIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
the jade hilt of pistol grip form decorated in low relief with flowers and foliage on each face rising to a lobed pommel, set with pink stones, double-edged curved blade with a medial ridge
The carving of the hilt set on a natural inclusion near the pommel with discoloration, some minor abrasion to external edges, stones appear to be foil-backed, one stone missing from a central flowerhead and on another foliate stem along the back, some of gold settings worn, the blade with some oxidisation and minor nicks to extremities, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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