A gold-damascened Indian shamshir and scabbard, circa 1800
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DescriptionThe curved, single-edged blade forged of fine wootz-Damascus. The iron hilt entirely covered in gold damascening with floral embellishment, in excellent condition. The finials of the quillons and the pommel in the shape of a horse's head, the eyes made of inset ruby cabochons. The wooden scabbard with a cover of red velvet (rubbed), the iron fittings with lavish gold inlays, two movable suspension rings. Length 101 cm.
Condition: I - II Questions about the lot?