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Lot 21. A Mughal carved celadon jade hilt, North India, 17th centuryEstimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($8,532 - $11,376). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016

Of typical pistol-grip form with a rounded pommel carved in relief with scrolling vine issuing cusped palmettes and serrated foliage, the curved forte with carved floral sprays, the knuckle guard with an elegant pine-cone terminal and fluted shaft, small white inclusions to the forte; 5½in. (14cm.)

Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC & INDIAN WORLDS, 21 April 2016, London, King Street