Antique Indo Persian Mughal Deccani Dagger Jambiya
17th - 18th century Mughal Deccani Gold Damascened dagger (Jambiya). A curved double-edged tapering steel blade and a waisted oval section hilt damascened in gold coftagari with scrolling floral tendrils issuing from a central rosette, a band of floral mender above and below. Reference: A Mughal dagger of similar hilt is published in the Christie's catalogue of Islamic Art and Indian Miniatures, London 28 April 1998 at a price of £2,500-3,000. The overall length is 26 cm (10 1/4 inches). The dagger is in reasonable condition considering its age (Negligible loss of gold inlay).
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