Fri, 16th Jul 2021 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 247
 

A GOLD-DAMASCENED (KOFTGARI) STEEL TULWAR (SWORD)
Possibly Rajasthan or Punjab Hills, Northern India, early 19th century

A GOLD-DAMASCENED (KOFTGARI) STEEL TULWAR (SWORD)
Possibly Rajasthan or Punjab Hills, Northern India, early 19th century

With a curved single-edged watered wootz steel blade, the forte and blade plain, the typical koftgari tulwar handle inlaid in gold with rosettes and vegetal sprays and designed with a T-shaped cover of the forte with bulbous terminals, with a ridged grip and pronounced handguard, at the top a decorative disc engraved with a gold-inlaid sun and a hemispherical pommel with a pointed finial in the centre, to the inside of the disc further koftgari decoration and a Devanagari inscription now mostly faded, partially reading Shri.... Singh Jamna Mana, fitted in the original red velvet-lined scabbard, 97.5cm long excluding the scabbard.

For a comparable example, please see these Rooms, 29 October 2020, lot 396.

(Qty: 1)

97.5cm long excluding the scabbard

Sold for £688

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

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