Antique Superb Indo Persian Dagger Jambiya, 18th cen
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1900: item # 867870
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Superb 18th century Museum Quality Persian dagger Jambiya from the Qajar Dynasty. DETAILS: A wavy double-edged curved steel blade with medial ridge and kened point, designed for piercing chain mail. A forte decorated on each side with chased in high relief panels in a gold inlaid border depicting a doe attacked by a lion. A waisted steel hilt of typical form chiseled with gold inlaid cartouches each enclosing perching birds among floral sprays. A solid steel scabbard decorated with chiseled and chased lobed cartouches containing busts of Persian nobles and paired birds on a floral and vegetal ground.
REFERENCES: Some examples of similar daggers can be seen in most important world class museums and collections which are published in the following references: "Islamic Metalwork in The Freer Gallery of Art" 2) "Edged weapons in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography" 3) "Orientalishe Sammlung Henri Moser-Charlottenfels". A similar dagger but without the scabbard is published in the Christie's catalogue of Islamic Art and Manuscripts, London 29 April 2003 at a price of £3,000-5,000 E 4,400-7300 and was sold for £5019.
MEASUREMENTS: The overall length in the scabbard is 46 cm (18 1/8 inches).
CONDITION: In good condition. Most of these types of daggers that are seen on the market are of lower quality from the 19th century with acid etched decoration instead of carved.
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