Lot 1012

A Syrian shamshir with silver and gold inlays, Ottoman period, 19th century

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A89aw | Live auction | 322 Lots

Hammer price € 4,400

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Description

Unusually heavy and long single-edged blade of wootz Damascus steel, the base with gold inlays on both sides. On the obverse two gold-inlaid cartouches (tr.) "Oh you, who fulfill all wishes" and (tr.) "Work of Kalb Ali", the reverse decorated with lavish ornaments. Quillons and grip strap of iron with silver inlays and two riveted rhinoceros horn grip scales. Leather-covered wooden scabbard with iron fittings inlaid in silver with flowers and geometrical patterns. Length 103 cm.


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General Information

The auction includes 322 lots and starts on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1001 - 1322. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.