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Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch

A gem-set rock crystal-hilted dagger
Mughal India
18th century
43 cm.

With slightly curving watered steel blade, the hilt set with rows of gemstones including rubies and emeralds set in gold

Provenance
Warren Anderson collection, Australia, 1980s-1992;
Sold, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1407;
Private collection, U.S.A., 1992-2009.

Published
Butterfield & Butterfield, The Warren Anderson Collection of Premier American & European Firearms – Part II, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1407 (illustrated in colour)

all text, images Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch

 

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