Antique Chinese Mughal Jade Hilted Dagger, 19th century

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Antique Chinese 18th-19th century Qing Dynasty exceptional ceremonial dagger with a straight double edged steel blade cut with a narrow fuller, and a carved green jade hilt of typical Mughal Indian Chilanum form. A slender baluster grip and central knob and plumed bifurcated pommel surmounted by a bud- shaped finial mounted in an oval shaped gilded copper guard. A copper scabbard finely decorated in cloisonné with flowers and foliage adorned with gilded rings and chape.

REFERENCES: Exquisite Beauty - Islamic Jades by by Shu-p'ing Teng ,Iron And Steel Swords Of China by by Alex J. Huangfu” Page:151.

MEASUREMENTS: The overall length with the Scabbard: 42.5cm (16 3/4 in). The overall length without the scabbard is approximately: 73 cm (28 3/4 in).

CONDITION: The gold gilding is partly worn, the blade is showing some abrasions with very light surface corrosion, otherwise in good condition.

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Item Details

Reference #:
ES453
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
Department
Antiques
Year
19th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material