Antique Superb Indo Persian Dagger Jambiya, 18th century

Antique Superb Indo Persian Dagger Jambiya, 18th century

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Antique Superb Indo Persian Dagger Jambiya, 18th century
Antique Superb Indo Persian Dagger Jambiya, 18th century
Antique Superb Indo Persian Dagger Jambiya, 18th century
Antique Superb Indo Persian Dagger Jambiya, 18th century

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Superb 18th century Museum Quality Persian dagger Jambiya from the Qajar Dynasty. DETAILS: A wavy double-edged curved steel blade with medial ridge and kened point, designed for piercing chain mail. A forte decorated on each side with chased in high relief panels in a gold inlaid border depicting a doe attacked by a lion. A waisted steel hilt of typical form chiseled with gold inlaid cartouches each enclosing perching birds among floral sprays. A solid steel scabbard decorated with chiseled and chased lobed cartouches containing busts of Persian nobles and paired birds on a floral and vegetal ground.
REFERENCES: Some examples of similar daggers can be seen in most important world class museums and collections which are published in the following references: "Islamic Metalwork in The Freer Gallery of Art" 2) "Edged weapons in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography" 3) "Orientalishe Sammlung Henri Moser-Charlottenfels". A similar dagger but without the scabbard is published in the Christie's catalogue of Islamic Art and Manuscripts, London 29 April 2003 at a price of £3,000-5,000 E 4,400-7300 and was sold for £5019.
MEASUREMENTS: The overall length in the scabbard is 46 cm (18 1/8 inches).
CONDITION: In good condition. Most of these types of daggers that are seen on the market are of lower quality from the 19th century with acid etched decoration instead of carved.

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  • Reference #
  • ES420
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Militaria & Weapons
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 18th century
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  • Condition
  • good