A WATERED-STEEL DAGGER (KARD) WITH LAPIS-LAZULI HILT, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 18TH CENTURY
the tapered finely watered-steel blade with flat edge, gilt foliate motifs around the forte and on mount holding two pieces of lapis-lazuli for the hilt
The blade with very minor patches of oxidisation, cutting-edge with minor chip, the mounts on hilt with minor remnants of adhesive to edges, otherwise in good condition, very minor rubbing to gilding, as viewed.
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This dagger belongs to a known group of kards, another of which was sold in these rooms, 22 April 2015, lot 199.