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Auktion: Old Master Paintings
wurde versteigert am: 23. Oktober 2019
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A Safavid walrus ivory-hilted gold-damascened steel sword (shamshir)

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Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £
ca. 5.145 $ - 7.717 $
Zuschlagspreis:  n. a.
Los-Nr. 39Y R, Aufrufe: 32

A Safavid walrus ivory-hilted gold-damascened steel sword (shamshir) Persia, 17th/ 18th Century the single-edged watered steel blade of curved form, chiselled to one side with a roundel containing a lion with engraved inscription to body, above a lobed inscription-filled cartouche, the crossguard decorated in gold overlay with a rosette and borders containing a floral vine, the steel centers of the grips with undulating vines, the pommel with inscriptions, the grips of walrus ivory, the scabbard of wood clad entirely in embossed leather with steel mounts decorated ensuite in gold overlay 102 cm. long Fußnoten Inscriptions: to the blade, bandeh-ye shah-e velayat 'abbas, 'The servant of the king of trusteeship 'Abbas'; to the lion, 'Asadullah'; to the pommel, invocations to God, ya hannan! ya mannan!, 'O The Most Compassionate! O The Propitious!'. For a sword dated to the 16th century with a roundel containing a lion on the blade see Sheila R. Canby, Shah 'Abbas, The Remaking of Iran, London, 2009, p. 40, no. 3.

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Auktionshaus: Bonhams London
Titel: Old Master Paintings
Auktionsdatum: 23.10.2019
Adresse: Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]