Lot 1039

A gold-damascened Indian shamshir and scabbard, circa 1800

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A90aw | Live auction | 276 Lots

Hammer price € 9,600

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Description

The 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.

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General Information

The auction starts on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1001 - 1276. The pre-sale view will take place from 15 - 20 Nov. 2021 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).