A Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India, 18th century

A Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India, 18th century (detail)

A Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) and scabbard, North India, 18th century.  Estimate 10,990 - 13,737 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.

the jade hilt of pistol grip form with colourful gemstones set in gold kundan settings in a vine and flowerhead design, watered-steel double-edged blade with swelled central ridge and tip, gold koftgari decoration at forte, with silk covered wood scabbard. Quantité: 2 - 40cm. 

Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015, 10:30 AM