Lot 253: A MUGHAL HORSE HEAD-HILTED JADE DAGGER, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the pale-green jade pommel with areas of darker inclusions, carved in the form of a horse's head with mane flowing to one side, flowerhead and leaf motifs near edge, the slightly curved, double-edged steel blade with central ridge and gold overlaid motifs at forte
In overall good condition, the jade horse head hilt with minor chips to tops of ears, very slight dirt encrustations to intersections of carving, the blade with very minor few patches of oxidisation, as viewed.
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