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KARD, Dagger

19th Century

India

Steel, gold, enamel

Length: 32.6 cm

An enamelled gilt-hilted steel dagger with tapering watered steel blade, the forte overlaid with gold decoration consisting of floral vines, the hilt inlaid with polychrome enamel depicting undulating leafy vines enclosing flowerheads, and a small loop finial.

The hilt, with its motifs done in the minakari (enamelling) technique are characteristic of the Lucknow style, in Northern India.

Bibl.:BONHAMS - Islamic and Indian Art - 2010/04/15 London New Bond Street - Pag.261 fig.436 Lot.436 (Catalogue)

KARD, Adaga

Sec. XIX

India

Aço, ouro, esmalte

Cumprimento: 32,6 cm.

Adaga com punho de esmalte dourado, com lâmina de aço damasquinado.

O forte encontra-se coberto com decorações douradas em forma de vinhas floridas.

O punho ostenta vinhas e folhas ondulantes em embutido de esmalte policromado e um pequeno acabamento circular.

Bibl.:BONHAMS - Islamic and Indian Art - 2010/04/15 London New Bond Street - Pag.261 fig.436 Lot.436 (Catalogo)

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