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Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch

A gem-set and gold-inlaid jade-hilted dagger
Mughal India
18th century
39 cm. dagger; 41.5 cm. with scabbard

With curving watered steel blade, the white jade hilt inlaid with floral decoration set with emeralds and rubies; the red velvet-covered scabbard with gold repoussé chape and locket.

Provenance
Warren Anderson collection, Australia;
Sold, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1315;
Private collection, U.S.A., 1992-2009.

Exhibited
Splendeur des Armes Orientales, 4 May - 31 July 1988, page 112, Paris, 1988

Published
Philippe Missillier and Howard Ricketts, Splendeur des Armes Orientales, 4 May - 31 July 1988, page 112, Paris, 1988.

Butterfield & Butterfield, The Warren Anderson Collection of Premier American & European Firearms – Part II, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1311 (illustrated in colour)

all text, images Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch

 

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