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Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch

A rock crystal-hilted dagger
Mughal India
18th century
41.5 cm.

With curving watered steel blade, the hilt carved with floral and foliate decoration on either side, with curving pommel

Provenance
Lord McAlpine of West Green, London, 1980s, inventory number M.5217;
Warren Anderson collection, Australia, 1980s-1992;
Sold, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 14 July 1992, lot 1313
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 1313 (illustrated in colour)

all text, images Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch

 

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